People in 'high-risk' New York counties should wear masks indoors in public settings, Health Department says

People in 'high-risk' New York counties should wear masks indoors in public settings, Health Department says

NASSAU COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) -- The New York State Health Department is recommending that people in high-risk counties wear masks in all indoor public settings, regardless of their vaccination status. According to the CDC, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan, and Ulster counties are now considered high risk. Most of New York City is listed at medium risk; the Bronx is considered low risk. In addition to high-risk counties, health officials say everyone with compromised immune systems should stay masked while inside in public settings. "These public health measures, as well as ensuring proper air ventilation when gathering, will help reduce COVID-19 transmission in communities and lower the risk of serious illness and hospitalization for individuals. We will continue to work with local partners and make every tool …
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