Avoid COVID-19 Fatigue: Protect Yourself and Others
We have all been bombarded with messaging highlighting our personal and collective responsibilities to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and avoid both public and private gatherings. However, this is not the time for fatigue to set-in. Please continue to pay close attention to the advice of public health officials and adhere to the regulations promulgated to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, state, and Nation. The sections below summarize the current public health and regulatory landscape, particularly as relates to holiday travel and private gatherings.
If you are a Scarsdale senior citizen and are having difficulty navigating the vaccination appointment process, Westchester County has launched a new help line to assist weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m: (914) 813-6300. At this time, all others must either contact their private healthcare provider for an appointment or, for vaccination at a NYS facility, check your eligibility and make an appointment through NYS online or by phone through the hotline: 1-833-697-4829. Be sure to complete the NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Form after you receive an appointment.
Because information and protocols for COVID-19 vaccination is in flux and may be modified without advance notice, please check the NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Portal for the most current information and instructions.
In addition, please note that the Westchester County Department of Health provides weekly updates of COVID-19 vaccine allocations on their online COVID-19 Dashboard.
Three Things to Remember: Regulatory Mandates
- Gatherings at private residences, whether indoors or outdoors, are limited to no more than ten persons.
According to the New York State Department of Health, previously limited to no more than 10 people, effective March 22, 2021, gatherings statewide at private residences will be limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. As of March 22, 2021, social gatherings in public spaces, previously limited to 50 people, will be limited to 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors.
- Wear a face covering when in public and unable to maintain social distancing of at least six feet.
" . . . any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance." Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 202.17.
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