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Event co-organizers are expected to test the famous New Year’s Eve ball drop at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday ahead of New York City’s celebration in Times Square. Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this year’s celebration will host a scaled-back crowd of 15,000 who will be required to follow safety protocols, including proof of vaccination, mandatory masking, and social distancing. #news #livenews CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service. Subscribe to the CBS News YouTube channel:​
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