Newburgh remains only Mid-Hudson area in yellow zone
Orange zones are now a thing of the past across most of New York state, but Newburgh remains the only area in the Mid-Hudson that remains in the yellow zone.
It is one of five yellow zones in all of New York that remains in effect.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he based the decisions on the COVID-19 numbers and positivity rates. Newburgh didn't make the metrics.
Newburgh has been in the yellow zone since November, which has resulted in two months of dining with no more than four people at a table.
Houses of worship have been capping capacity at 50%.
City of Newburgh Mayor Torrance Harvey says it is a stark reminder that the city is not out of the woods just yet.
“It just means that we have more work to do here in the city," he says. "We are seeing the test positive rates trending down in the city of Newburgh and throughout the county and throughout the state, so we just have to remain vigilant."
Mayor Harvey is also focusing on the vaccine rollout. He tells News 12 that they will continue to work with the county and state Departments of Health to get the vaccine in more people's arms as soon as they can.