Governor Andrew Cuomo called it the challenge of the state to find ways to ensure that spikes in other parts of the U.S. don’t result in continued coronavirus caseload increase in New York.
“We manage the increase by deploying the most aggressive testing in the country and our micro-cluster strategy – when we identify a small spread, we increase enforcement and restrictions in a targeted way,” Cuomo said over the weekend.
Cases had spiked in Onondaga and Monroe counties in the Central New York and Finger Lakes regions. The Southern Tier was dealing with some micro-clusters as well.
“As we head into winter months, it’s going to take the work of all New Yorkers to ensure we don’t go back to where we were this spring – I understand COVID fatigue is real, but it’s on all of us to stay vigilant and wear our masks, wash our hands, remain socially distant and stay New York Tough,” he added.
New restrictions, or at least a micro-cluster strategy was expected to be announced on Monday by the Governor. It’s unclear what exactly would be involved in that effort at this time.
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