“What will not be different is that people should still get vaccinated and stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines. People should continue to look around their communities and understand how they can protect themselves in ways that they may want to layer in prevention strategies like masks and testing,” said Department of Public Health Commissioner Robbie Goldstein. “We as a department will continue to be here to support people on May 11, May 12, May 13, and far beyond that to make sure that they have what they need to protect themselves.”
“This is not the end of the pandemic. This is not the end of COVID. This is the end of an emergency phase of COVID-19,” he later added.
Source: Commissioner: Emergency ending, but it’s ‘not the end of COVID’