The number of hospitalized with COVID or suspected COVID cases nearly doubled in Rockland since Friday’s numbers were released. As of this morning, 20 were hospitalized, up from the 11 reported yesterday. Ramapo supervisor Michael Specht says we have got to do a better job at getting the unvaccinated to get their shots…
On July first, Rockland had 66 active COVID cases. Yesterday there were 461 reported cases, almost 7-times more. Rockland is also among 18 counties in the state identified by the CDC as having the highest level of COVID community spread. As such, they recommend indoor mask-wearing for all people, including those who are vaccinated. Much of the Hudson Valley is on that list, including Westchester, Orange, Sullivan and Dutchess counties.
The Rockland County Department of Health is hosting a first-dose COVID vaccination clinic tomorrow at Building A in Pomona at 50 Sanatorium Road from 3-7pm. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can register online. To do that, and for more vaccine clinic dates, click here.
Meanwhile, area school districts are grappling with what to do for the upcoming school year which is just weeks away. News 12 reports Nyack and Clarkstown school districts are going to require universal masking. Other districts including Pearl River and North Rockland are still taking a wait-and-see approach.