Westchester County Covid-19 cases are rapidly rising again. Westchester County was New York’s ground zero early in the pandemic, reporting its first Covid-19 case on March 3, 2020. Westchester County was able to control their Covid-19 infection rate and enjoyed a brief plateau in Covid-19 cases during the summer months. However, like so many communities across New York State and across the country, Covid-19 cases in Westchester County is rapidly rising again. Below you will find Westchester County’s Covid-19 cases and micro-cluster information as of December 1, 2020.
Westchester County Covid-19 Active Cases as of 12/1/20
As for December 1, 2020, there are 496 new Covid-19 cases in Westchester County. There are currently 5,006 active Covid-19 cases in Westchester County with almost 20% of Westchester’s active Covid-19 cases in Yonkers. Yonkers has the most active Covid-19 cases in Westchester County with 977 active cases. Week over week, Westchester County’s Covid-19 cases continue to rise. Two weeks ago on November 16, 2020, there were only 2795 active Covid-19 cases in Westchester County. A month ago, on October 30, 2020, there were only 1239 active Covid-19 cases. That is an increase of over 3700 Covid-19 cases in Westchester County.
Westchester County New York Covid-19 Micro-Clusters
New York State has identified micro-clusters and categorizes them into color-coded zones with corresponding levels of restrictions based on severity: Red Zones, Orange Zones, and Yellow Zones.
Below you will find the restrictions by micro-cluster zone (updated on December 1, 2020)
|RED ZONE||ORANGE ZONE||YELLOW ZONE|
|10 people maximum, indoors and outdoors||25 people maximum, indoors and outdoors|
|Residential Gatherings||Prohibited||10 people maximum, indoors and outdoors||10 people maximum, indoors and outdoors|
|House of Worship||Lesser of:|
25% of maximum capacity
33% of maximum capacity
|50% of maximum capacity|
|Businesses||Non-essential businesses are closed||Certain high-risk non-essential businesses (eg., gyms, fitness centers and classes, barber shops, hair salons, personal care services) are closed.||Open|
|Dining||Takeout or Delivery Only||Outdoor dining, takeout or delivery only, 4 person maximum per table, and bars and restaurants close at 10:00pm for on-premises consumption||Indoor and outdoor dining permitted, 4 person maximum per table; bars and restaurants close at 10:00pm for on-premises consumption|
20% weekly testing of in-person students and faculty
*Schools may reopen if they follow new guidelines that require mass testing in schools before they reopen followed by vigilant symptom and exposure screening conducted daily. Micro-cluster zone guidelines do change, for the latest, check the New York State Site.
Westchester County Covid-19 Yellow Zone Micro-Clusters
As of December 1, 2020, there are 5 communities in Westchester County designated as Covid-19 Yellow Zone Micro-clusters. The five Covid-19 yellow zone micro-cluster communities in Westchester County are Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, New Rochelle, Yonkers, Peekskill and Ossining.
Westchester County Covid-19 Orange Zone Micro-Cluster
As of December 1, 2020, there is only one community in Westchester County that is a designated Covid-19 orange zone micro-cluster. Port Chester is the only community in Westchester County with a Covid-19 orange zone micro-cluster designation. As you can see in the map below, there are parts of Rye and Rye Brook that are Covid-19 yellow zones micro-cluster surrounding the Port Chester Orange zone cluster area.
Below you will find the orange zone Covid-19 micro-cluster map for Westchester County.
New Covid-19 case levels and hospitalization levels in Westchester County are now back to May level numbers. Unfortunately, the progress made during the summer months, have been lost. Westchester County Covid-19 cases are rapidly rising.
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