COVID-19: City of North Westchester Reintroduces Restrictions

A town in North Westchester leaves nothing to chance when it comes to COVID-19 as it struggles with a new rise in new infections and cases as the county struggles with the much more contagious Delta variant.

Officials in Yorktown announced that the city will reintroduce certain COVID-19 restrictions in an attempt to repel the virus, which has spread rapidly in the Hudson Valley as the Delta variant of the virus has become the dominant tribe that rules in the region.

According to the new guidelines, residents and visitors to Yorktown must mask themselves in certain situations that include:

  • Any indoor city facility;
  • Any non-vaccinated employee working indoors;
  • All public-facing employees who interact with customers or consumers, regardless of vaccination status.

According to the latest data from the Westchester County Department of Health, there are currently 1,800 active COVID-19 cases nationwide, including 69 in Yorktown, one of the highest counts in the region.

“We recognize that the root of the issues is rising, but not near at the rate they were earlier in the year,” Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater said in a statement. “But I think what we are seeing are proactive steps to mitigate the true effect it can have.

“We’ve already seen a few spikes last year, earlier in the year,” he continued. “We need to take the proactive steps to ensure we protect our employees and the public.”

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