Cuomo pushes private New York employers to bring workers back into the office by Labor Day even as he warns about the Delta variant

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in June.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing private employers in the state of New York would bring employees back to work in-person by Labor Day.
"Everyone has to be back in the office," Cuomo said at a news conference on Wednesday. "We can do it safely, we can do it smartly."
Moments before, Cuomo had warned about the spread of the more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 across the US among unvaccinated people, including in the state of New York.
"The delta variant is real," Cuomo said, noting that the state reported 2,203 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, compared to just 275 cases one month ago.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 57% of people in New York state are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while about 62% have received at least one dose.
While breakthrough cases – ones where fully vaccinated people test positive for COVID-19 – can occur, the vaccines are effective at preventing serious illness and hospitalization.
Cuomo also announced that all state workers will need to either get vaccinated or be tested on a weekly basis.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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