Courtesy of WRCR.com
While many local officials are pushing back on the governor’s new mask mandate that went into effect yesterday, callers to “The Morning Show” were ok with it and mask-wearing in general. This as the numbers of deaths and those hospitalized with COVID have risen again since Friday. Rockland County Executive Ed Day said the governor’s new mandate is unenforceable, unnecessary, and would force the county to have to re-direct health department resources, but callers weren’t sure that’s the right message to send…
While the County Executive did not say you don’t have to wear masks, he did say the county would not enforce the new mandate as it currently stands, due to a lack of information provided by the governor’s office, and enforcement would compromise the larger vaccination effort. The numbers, unfortunately, continue to move upwards. We’ve recorded another death since Friday, we’re now at 1,005, and the number of hospitalized with COVID-19 has gone from 23 on Friday to 36 as of yesterday afternoon.
Over in Westchester, County Executive George Latimer said they’ll do their best to enforce the mask provision, calling it the best move to protect the health of New Yorkers and the state’s economy. Meanwhile, Latimer yesterday said he tested positive for COVID. He is quarantined and working from home. He told the Westchester Business Journal he had heard some people who attended an event in Larchmont that he was at tested positive so he got himself tested. Latimer said he had gotten vaccinated but had yet to get a booster.