Rockland Seniors Look to Get Back Into the Swing of Things as More Get COVID Vaccinations

As vaccinations increase and the social distancing and mask guidelines that are still in place continue to be followed, area services could be springing back to life. Orangetown supervisor Teresa Kenny says the town is gearing up to open town facilities this summer with precautions in place, noting some area seniors are looking to get back to normal…

Seniors in Stony Point tell supervisor Jim Monaghan they feel the same way…

Monaghan says that could happen as soon as next month.

And while you may not be able to worship in your local house of worship like you once did, you may be able to get your COVID shot there. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced starting in April the “Roll Up Your Sleeve” campaign comes to all houses of worship who partner with medical providers to host vaccination clinics…

But alas, despite our local officials’ prayers, there’s still no state-run COVID facility located here in Rockland. The governor also announced that as of 8am New Yorkers age 50 and older are eligible to get the vaccine.

In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy says the rollback of COVID-19 restrictions is on pause for now following a surge in new cases and the spread of highly contagious variants across the Garden State. That’s according to NJBiz.com, which says there’s no timeline on when the restrictions might be loosened again.

COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we lost one more to COVID, the total is 911. We’ve got 46 hospitalized confirmed with coronavirus, and 1,896 active cases. Our total case count is 42,077, that’s 348 more than Monday.

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