Important: While Westchester Parks remain open, CE Latimer urges strict social distancing
Westchester County Executive George Latimer gave his daily briefing updating both statistics and the County’s efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Latimer stressed the need for social distancing in County parks.
To listen to Latimer’s speech, click here.
COVID-19 cases by municipality:
Briarcliff Manor 9
Dobbs Ferry 20
Mamaroneck Town 20
Mamaroneck Village 19
Mount Kisco 23
Mount Pleasant 43
Mount Vernon 109
New Castle 16
New Rochelle 264
North Castle 18
North Salem 2
Ossining Town 9
Ossining Village 54
Pelham Manor 17
Port Chester 60
Pound Ridge 2
Rye Brook 23
Rye City 21
Sleepy Hollow 20
White Plains 84
These numbers reflect:
- The unincorporated sections of the part of town outside villages within the town
- The actual residents of the municipality, not “zip code” residents who live in an adjacent community.
- Data lags state number by as much as three days due to State release of data to the County only after the tested individual has been informed of their status.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to take breaks from quarantining inside your home for both your mental and physical health. While certain Westchester parks remain open during these brief periods outside, it is of the utmost important to continue to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines.
Latimer said: “We have kept our parks open because we believe that people need a recreational outlet at a time when most of the rest of society is shutting down. While we have this facilities open, we must practice social distancing. If you are in close proximity to others, you can spread the virus and that is what causes the illness and potential death that might follow. So we are highlighting, if you go to any park, you must keep 6 feet from others and practice social distancing.”
Latimer made this statement on the heels of hearing reports of gathers of residents at Kensico Dam Plaza.
From Westchester County website, 3/26/2020
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