COVID-19 restrictions ease in Rockland County areas as orange zone is lifted

The state is lifting COVID-19 restrictions in Rockland County that was once declared an orange zone.

News 12 Staff

Nov 14, 2020, 9:34 PM

Updated 1,309 days ago

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The state is lifting COVID-19 restrictions in Rockland County that was once declared an orange zone.
Rockland County is considered a yellow zone now, and certain areas are not being classified as a zone altogether. Residents and business in parts of Spring Valley, New City and Summit Park can now operate without restrictions on capacity and indoor activity.
This includes schools. Under yellow zone guidelines, schools needed to test students weekly for COVID-19.
Now they are no longer required to do that.
Parents at Link Elementary School in New City say there was confusion over where the borders of Rockland's micro-cluster fell, and wondered whether or not the school was truly in a yellow zone.
They say they were frustrated with what they felt was an unnecessary testing requirement.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that restrictions would be eased as Rockland's COVID-19 positivity rate improved.
Officials and parents say they're all hoping the infection rate will stay down so that residents can stay healthy and live as normal of a routine as possible.


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