The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending indoor mask-wearing in seven New York counties in its latest COVID-19 data tracker report.
The CDC displays counties in orange, yellow, or green on a color-coded map shown in the image above to guide local residents and authorities:
- Counties shown in orange are where the CDC advises wearing masks indoors.
- Counties shown in yellow are places in which those at high risk for severe disease should be cautious.
- In green counties, indoor masking is not necessary.
As of Friday, Jan. 20, these New York counties are in the “orange” zone with "high” COVID levels where masks are currently recommended:
- Albany County
- Rensselaer County
- Orange County
- Sullivan County
- Bronx County
- Queens County
- Richmond County (Staten Island)
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