By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that eligibility for the COVID vaccine is expanding in New York.

People age 50 and above will be eligible to sign up for appointments as of Tuesday morning.

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While the eligibility is increasing, trying to get an appointment remains a challenge for many.

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The announcement comes as indoor fitness classes resumed Monday for the first time in more than a year. Studios can now hold classes at 33% capacity.

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New Yorkers can also begin inviting more guests over for backyard events. Indoor residential gatherings remain capped at 10 people, but outdoor gatherings increase to 25. Non-residential gatherings increase to 100 people indoors and 200 outdoors.

CBSNewYork Team