useful information about new cases, schools, nursing homes, quarantines, group homes (COVID-19)
Covid-19 is spreading rapidly across the nation. NYS, Westchester and Greenburgh so far have been doing much better - virus is much more under control here. However, don’t think COVID is over. Other countries and states that had previously received good news and fewer cases - now are experiencing more positive testing and deaths. So, wear masks, practice social distancing and be careful.
The following info was sent to me by the County Executive’s office. It contains useful information. Your health, the health and safety of all the members of your family are of great importance to Greenburgh officials.
Westchester Cases: 35,327 (+30)
Westchester Tests: 320,070 (+3,238)
Westchester Fatalities: 1,435 (+8 since last summary)
New York State Cases: 402,263 (+557)
New York State Tests: 4,724,882 (+51,687)
New York State Fatalities: 24,989 (+76 since last summary)
- Governor Cuomo announced that schools will be allowed to reopen in regions which have entered Phase 4 if the infection rate remains below 5% over a two-week average. Starting August 1st, Schools must close if the regional infection rate rises above 9% over a seven day period.
- New York State has issued new guidance permitting visitors at nursing homes. In order to receive visitors, a facility must have had no COVID exposure for 28 days. Residents will be allowed 2 visitors at a time; regular temperature checks, face masks, and social distancing are still necessary.
- New York State has issued new guidance on quarantine for out-of-state visitors. Visitors from states with a 7-day rolling average of positive COVID tests over 10%, or states with more than 10 COVID cases per 100,000 residents, must self-quarantine for 14 days. Failure to quarantine may be met with mandatory quarantine orders, imprisonment for up to 15 days, or civil penalties of up to $10,000.
- New York State’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities has issued four new guidances relevant to individuals living in certified residential facilities.