CDC Recommends Mask Wearing In These New York Counties
COVID-19 is still spreading across New York and in five counties across the state, the CDC is recommending that people wear masks while out in public.
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According to the latest data from the CDC, there are six counties in New York State that are at a "HIGH" level for the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Those counties include:
People who live and work in those counties should wear masks and try to avoid non-essential indoor and public activities where they could be exposed to COVID-19.
Most of New York State remains at a Medium (Yellow) or Low (Green) level for transmission of COVID-19.
In those areas, the CDC is recommending that people stay up to date on their vaccination and booster shots, wear a mask if they are going to spend long periods of time indoors in public, and avoid contact with anyone who has suspected or has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
The CDC also recommends wearing a mask to help prevent the spread of cases of the flu and RSV in the state.
If you are not feeling well and show symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested or take an at-home test right away.
The symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
For the latest COVID-19 cases and stats in New York State, you can click HERE.