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COVID-19: These NY Counties Should Resume Wearing Masks Indoors, CDC Says

Fully vaccinated people are urged to wear masks indoors in areas with "substantial" (orange) transmission, the CDC says. Photo Credit: CDC
A national map showing high transmission rates by county. Photo Credit: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified counties in New York state where masks should be worn indoors, according to new guidance prompted by a surge of COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant.

The CDC announced earlier this week that people should return to wearing masks indoors in areas with “substantial” and “high” COVID-19 transmission. 

This means the counties recorded between 50 and 99.99 cases per 100,000 people during the last seven days.

As of Friday, July 30, the list of New York state counties where vaccinated people should resume wearing masks indoors is shown in the first image above.

Here's the rundown:

  • New York City (all five boroughs: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island)
  • Long Island (both Nassau and Suffolk counties)
  • Westchester County
  • Orange County
  • Greene County
  • Saratoga County
  • Warren County

For a national map by county showing substantial and high transmission rates, click on the second image above or check the CDC website.

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