As Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the New Year’s Day holidays approach, the governor is asking New Yorkers not to succumb to COVID-19 fatigue. New restrictions on restaurants and bars, gyms, and anyone with a state liquor license, along with indoor and outdoor gatherings at private homes, go into effect tonight at ten pm to help keep a rise on coronavirus cases from going up further. Stony Point supervisor Jim Monaghan says he watches the numbers in his town every day, and he’s getting worried…
Town meetings will return to being held via Zoom again after they moved to in-person meetings lately.
The South Orangetown School District says six new cases of COVID-19 over the last few days have hit all four of their schools. South Orangetown Middle School and Tappan Zee High School are now fully-remote through Thanksgiving due to staff shortages. They expect to reopen November 30th. The district is considering going fully remote at its two Elementary Schools.
COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we’ve got 34 in the hospital confirmed with coronavirus, and a total of 1,100 active cases. The state says since the crisis began, we’ve had a total of 19,414 reported cases, 137 more than Thursday, and the number of deaths in the county since the pandemic began remains at 687.