Latimer to announce if mask wearing, capacity limits to be required again on county properties
It looks like some COVID-19 restrictions might be coming back to Westchester.
County Executive George Latimer says in the next few days, he will be announcing whether mask wearing and capacity limits will be required on county properties, including Playland Park, county beaches and parks and golf courses.
At last check, there are 745 active cases of the coronavirus in Westchester - up from 175 just a month ago.
When asked if the county is considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations or COVID-19 testing among county workers like New York City, Latimer said, "I think we want to have community dialogue before we do anything like that, and I don't want to commit myself to a policy because a neighboring jurisdiction is doing it."
Latimer added, "The city of Yonkers, the city of Mount Vernon, the city of White Plains and New Rochelle are also component parts of this, so any action that we might take involving county workers should be involved in a dialogue locally with the major governments."
A Yonkers spokesperson tells News 12 there have been no discussions about enforcing a vaccine mandate there.
New Rochelle and Mount Vernon officials say while they have talked about it, they are not adopting such a policy at this time.