Officials are urging caution as families return to some holiday traditions this weekend. Safe celebrations are being planned across Long Island. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
- Officials are now urging caution as families return to more holiday traditions this weekend.
- CBS 2's Carolyn Gusoff found safe celebrations planned across Long Island.
- Say hi, Jackie.
CAROLYN GUSOFF: The Easter Bunny, Easter egg races, family fun. For the first time in a long time, families are feeling safer to gather.
MARISSA ALLABEN: To be able to celebrate the holiday together, it's just a fabulous thing to do if everyone could follow the right protocols.
- (SINGING) Have you ever seen the Easter Bunny?
CAROLYN GUSOFF: Easter celebrations at Rolling River Day Camp sold out. Limited to 300 people outside, divided into sessions, well spaced, masks required, age 5 and up. At Cipriano's in East Meadow, families are gathering for outdoor crafts.
MARIA CIPRIANO: We space them all out. Everybody comes in with their mask. It was like back to normal.
CAROLYN GUSOFF: You can measure the progress at Stew Leonard's.
JOHN MASCARELLO: More people getting vaccinated. There's a lot of hope out there and the audience-- we have a lot of dinner for eights, where last year was all dinner for four.
CAROLYN GUSOFF: The [? Southards ?] of East Rockaway say the masks will come off for immediate family.
- But they've all been vaccinated.
CAROLYN GUSOFF: And while the season signals new beginnings, there are still those very hesitant to make big changes.
- Not everybody's two weeks out. So we're going to wait.
CAROLYN GUSOFF: The [? Bernasets ?] of Floral Park will gather for a church and a family supper.
- I think we're getting there. I still think that there's a lot of reticence.
CAROLYN GUSOFF: Current guidance in New York, no more than 10 people indoors in a private residence, 25 people outdoors with masks six feet apart unless everyone is vaccinated.
THERESA FIORITO: Unfortunately, with the young children, we are not advising that. Because as you know, young children cannot be vaccinated.
CAROLYN GUSOFF: Mayor de Blasio urging compliance.
BILL DE BLASIO: We want everyone who is with us this year to still be with us next year.
CAROLYN GUSOFF: A time for renewal and faith at time for continued safety.
- Happy Easter.
CAROLYN GUSOFF: In East Rockaway, Long Island, Carolyn Gusoff, CBS 2 News.