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“Orange Zone” Designation Hovers Over Monroe County Unless COVID Rates Decline

Written by on November 23, 2020

Monroe County’s abnormally high COVID-19 infection rate is threatening to push it’s designation into an “orange zone” unless it drops significantly in the coming weeks.


According to New York State guidance principles, if the county gets an “orange zone” rating places of worship would be limited to 33% capacity or 25 people maximum, and restaurants would be limited to outdoor dining with a 4-person maximum number of guests at a table. Other businesses, such as gyms and salons, would be closed.

“Rates go up, you overburden the hospital system,” Cuomo said. “You overburden doctors, nurses, you can have possible equipment supplies. Numbers go up, people die. People die. Period, it is a mathematical equation.”


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