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COVID-19: Indoor Mask-Wearing Now Recommended In New York CDC Tracker Report

The CDC has released a color-coded map indicating the severity of COVID-19 cases in each county. Counties depicted in orange are considered to have high levels of COVID-19 and the CDC advises that masks be worn indoors in these areas. Counties shown in yellow are places where those at high risk for severe disease should be cautious, while green counties are considered to have low levels of COVID-19 and indoor mask-wearing is not necessary. Photo Credit: CDC

The CDC has released a new COVID-19 data tracker report recommending that indoor mask-wearing be implemented in 15 counties in New York. The report includes a color-coded map that shows the severity of COVID-19 cases in each county.

Counties depicted in orange are considered to have high levels of COVID-19 and the CDC advises that masks be worn indoors in these areas. Counties shown in yellow are places where those at high risk for severe disease should be cautious, while green counties are considered to have low levels of COVID-19 and indoor mask-wearing is not necessary.

As of January 6, the following counties in New York are in the “orange” zone and masks are recommended:

  • Westchester County
  • Rockland County
  • Putnam County
  • Orange County
  • Ulster County
  • Nassau County
  • Suffolk County
  • Bronx County
  • Kings County (Brooklyn)
  • Queens County
  • Richmond County (Staten Island)
  • Albany County
  • Rensselaer County
  • Broome County
  • Tioga County

To view the CDC county-by-county recommendations, click here.

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