ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — “Socially distanced” outdoor graduation ceremonies with up to 150 people will be allowed in New York beginning June 26 as coronavirus pandemic restrictions continue to be loosened, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday.
There were 45 coronavirus-related deaths in the state on Saturday, up slightly from 35 on Friday but down from a peak of more than 700 per day in April. Cuomo said 781 people tested positive for the virus on Saturday, about 1% of the 60,000 tested. That’s the lowest number since March 16.
“That is very, very good news,” Cuomo said. “It means the plan is working. It means we bent the curve.”
He urged protesters to get tested, saying 15 sites would be dedicated to that so people could get results quickly.