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New COVID-19 Guidance From New York State Effective Tomorrow

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The Town of Ossining continues to monitor health guidance issued from the CDC, State, and County levels. As you undoubtedly know, the United States is seeing a spike of COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday alone, the country set a record high of new cases reported in a single day, topping a record set only one day before. While New York had succeeded in lowering its positivity rate through the summer months, the trend is reversing.

Rising cases put undue stress on the systems we rely on. Our actions today will protect our essential workers, emergency responders, and medical service personnel. To offset these risks, Governor Cuomo and the NYS Department of Health released new guidelines that will go into effect tomorrow at 10:00 p.m. The new guidelines are summarized below:

  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences cannot exceed 10 people (if your household is larger than 10 people it is not in itself considered a gathering);
  • Gyms/ fitness centers required to close from 10:00 p.m. to 05:00 a.m. daily;
  • Bars and restaurants as well as any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment will be required to close from 10:00 p.m. to 05:00 a.m. daily. Delivery and curbside pick-up without alcohol may continue after 10:00 p.m.

Small gatherings at residences are being cited by contact tracers specifically as the cause of cluster activity across the state. The Town is asking residents to follow the new guidelines and make efforts to slow the spread. The Coronavirus can infect people regardless of age, race, or gender. Please continue to follow the guidelines already in place, including wearing a mask when interacting with people outside your immediate household and washing your hands often.

You can review state Coronavirus guidance, the Travel Advisory, contact numbers, and more on the New York State website.

Sincerely,

Town of Ossining Supervisor Dana Levenberg, Deputy Supervisor Jackie Shaw, and Councilmembers Elizabeth Feldman, Gregory Meyer, and Northern Wilcher, Jr.

Village of Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity, Deputy Mayor Rika Levin, and Trustees Robert Fritsche, Omar Lopez, and Manuel Quezada