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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that all State and City University of New York students will have to get a COVID-19 vaccination if they want to enroll in the fall semester.

The governor also announced other incentives to get more New Yorkers vaccinated as the rate of those getting their shots continues to decline.

Cuomo said the SUNY and CUNY boards will vote to enact the requirement at their next meetings.

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NEW YORK (AP)  Investigators looking into sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo interviewed county officials about his "vaccine czar" calling them to assess their support for the embattled governor.

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Monroe County reported 158 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. There were no new deaths.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 198 new cases per day.

There are 215 individuals hospitalized in the Finger Lakes region, 48 are in ICU.

The seven-day rolling average positivity rate for Monroe County stands at 3%.

The COVID-19 7-day average positivity rate for the Finger Lakes region is at 2.83%, the highest of any region in the state.

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Changes announced for large-scale outdoor venues, like baseball stadiums, is putting a smile on the face of the Rochester Red Wings General Manager and others associated with the team.

Dan Mason said that things just got a lot easier for fans to attend games at Frontier Field and the Red Wings couldn’t be happier.

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New York state’s COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 1.49% on Saturday, dropping below 1.5% for the first time since Oct. 28. 

The statewide seven-day average positivity rate was at 1.84%

The seven-day average positivity rate in the Finger Lakes Region reported on Sunday stood at 2.81%. That was the second highest level in the state. Western New York (Buffalo-area) had a seven-day average positivity rate of 3.38%.

The percentage of New Yorkers who have had at least one vaccine dose is 46.5%

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New York state will resume administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Saturday, noting that federal public health experts and the state’s own independent task force have reviewed data regarding the J&J vaccine, and reaffirmed that it can be used again.

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YONKERS, N.Y. (AP)  Walk-in COVID-19 shots will be available to anyone over 60 at mass vaccination sites run by New York state starting Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.

"You can just walk in to any of the mass vaccinations sites across the state, and walk in, and they will give you the vaccine," Cuomo said during a virtual briefing in Yonkers. "You don't have to go onto the internet, you don't have to make a phone call, you don't have to do anything. Just show up at the vaccination site if you're 60-plus, and they will give you vaccine."

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing more fans to go inside museums, movie theaters and big indoor sports arenas as the latest data suggests the state's massive vaccination campaign is curbing COVID-19 infection levels.

The state recorded 43,000 new cases in the week that ended Saturday. That's the lowest number in a seven-day period since Thanksgiving.

"The numbers are stable and going down so we can start to open up more economic activity," Cuomo said.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A staffer who has accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her at the executive mansion said he slammed the door of his office and told her "I don't care" when she protested, according to an interview published Wednesday.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York state residents over 30 will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Tuesday, and everyone over 16 will be eligible starting April 6, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.

A judge's ruling later in the day widened the eligible pool even further, with a decision saying the state immediately had to offer vaccinations to its entire population of incarcerated people.