Today NYC officially moved into “yellow” (medium risk) Covid alert status citywide.This reflects the rising impact of omicron sub-variants in our city. We are now seeing about 2,500 cases daily, up four times since March. Hospitalizations, while also increasing, thankfully remain low. In light of our new alert status, NYC Health Dept has updated one key piece of guidance. It’s now advised that people who are at higher risk due to age, underlying health conditions, or being unvaccinated, should consider avoiding crowded indoor gatherings. The Health Dept is also doubling down on its guidance for all New Yorkers:
- Get your booster now (only 37% of the city has received their booster shots)
- “Strongly recommending” masks in public indoor settings
- Get tested before and after social gatherings
- If you test positive, call your doctor or 212-COVID19 to be evaluated for available treatment
Manhattan and all of NYC are making enormous progress in coming back from the difficult past two years. By taking reasonable steps now to protect ourselves and those around us, we can beat back this latest covid wave and keep our comeback going.
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