With the holiday season upon us, and Covid cases continuing to spike across the country, New Yorkers are urged to stay vigilant and maintain public health guidelines to reduce the chance of transmission or contraction of the disease. Governor Cuomo cautions “We should be on high alert and we should be even more diligent, because the virus spreads across state boundaries, and we’re in the party season. All I can do is warn New Yorkers and ask them to remember what worked for us: discipline and smarts.”
While NY currently has the third lowest positivity rate in the nation, and is being vigilant in requiring testing or self-quarantine after traveling out of state (http://bit.ly/newtravelrestrictions), we need to maintain our social distancing, wear masks, and gather outdoors in small groups, in order to keep the numbers low. As the cold weather comes on, many restaurants are adding tents or other outdoor enclosures, along with propane heaters, to extend the season so New Yorkers can continue to interact without fear of contagion.
When it comes to holiday celebrations, New Yorkers are warned to keep indoor gatherings small, stick to your “quarantine group,” and get a Covid test before and after spending time indoors with a larger group, to protect yourself and those around you.
For info from NYC, visit: https://on.nyc.gov/2I4AiKB
For info from the Governors office, visit: http://bit.ly/113covid