State Department of Health recommends Long Islanders wear masks indoors as COVID-19 transmission rate climbs

State Department of Health recommends Long Islanders wear masks indoors as COVID-19 transmission rate climbs

State Department of Health recommends Long Islanders wear masks indoors as COVID-19 transmission rate climbs The New York state Department of Health is now recommending Long Islanders wear masks indoors again. The news come as both Nassau and Suffolk counties were classified as high-risk communities for COVID transmission. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention elevated Long Island to its highest risk level as COVID-19 cases have steadily risen in both Nassau and Suffolk counties due to the Omicron variant. Health officials add that the COVID spike on Long Island has been fueled by the end of mask mandates in crowded indoor buildings and other factors. "Our primary vaccination rates on Long Island aren't great. We've not done particularly well with boosters," says Dr. David Battinelli, of Northwell Health. "Long …
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