NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan stated that “With COVID-19 cases rising, NYC has entered the Medium risk alert level. Cases have now surpassed a rate of 200 per 100,000 people in the five boroughs.
As a practical matter, what this means for New Yorkers is that they must exercise even greater caution than they have the last few weeks.
If you are at a higher risk for severe disease due to age, underlying health conditions or because you are unvaccinated, consider additional precautions such as avoiding crowded indoor gatherings.
We continue to strongly recommend all New Yorkers wear a mask in public indoor settings.
Get tested before and after any gatherings, and if you test positive, call your doctor or 212-COVID19 to get evaluated for treatment. Vaccination and boosters are as critical as ever.
If you’re eligible for your booster, please, get the dose now. The coming weeks will be critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and getting back to a Low-risk level so we can more safely enjoy our spring.
And remember, the steps you take to protect yourself also protect others, especially those most vulnerable. As a city, we have the tools we need to beat back this virus.
As New Yorkers, we are in this together. By incorporating these steps into our daily lives, we can continue to look out for one another and ourselves.”
To learn more about the Risk Alert Levels, see: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/covid/covid-19-alert-levels.pdf
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