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NY Health Update

October 7, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Dear NYFA NY Community,

We are writing to inform you of some new COVID-19 related health restrictions in some New York zip codes. Please read below.

On October 6, 7:30pm, Governor Cuomo announced the New York State Cluster Action Initiative designed to respond aggressively and effectively to contain outbreaks of increased COVID-19 cases reported in specific neighborhoods of New York City and its suburbs. The specific neighborhoods of concern are mapped as red (cluster), yellow (warning) and orange (precautionary) zones according to the density of cases reported. Maps for Brooklyn, two areas of QueensRockland and Orange Counties mark the location of red, orange and yellow zones where actions will go into effect on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2020 to contain the virus and mitigate its spread.

The nine NYC zip codes within the red zone are: 11204; 11210; 11223; 11230; 11219; 11229; 11367; 11415; and 11691.

In these areas, nonessential businesses and K-12 public and private schools will be closed, mass gatherings are prohibited, restaurants are open for take-out/delivery only and houses of worship may welcome congregants at 25% capacity with a maximum gathering of 10. The new restrictions, beginning Thursday (schools however are closed as of today), will be in effect for a minimum of 14 days.

If you live in a red zone, please take extra precautions to protect your health and safety and the health and safety of the NYFA community. To limit your exposure to the coronavirus be extra vigilant to wear a 3 layer mask whenever you venture outside your home, maintain at all times at least a 6 feet distance from others, avoid even small gatherings, wash hands frequently, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your home, and limit your excursions outside your home as much as possible. If you live in an orange or yellow zone, taking the same precautions is also advised.

New York State is taking herculean efforts to protect its residents. For current and comprehensive information on the NYS response to COVID-19, click here.

Stay Safe. And Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19.

With gratitude,

Sandra Schein, Ph.D.
NYFA Director of Student Health and Wellness

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