Important: While Westchester Parks remain open, CE Latimer urges strict social distancing
Westchester County Executive George Latimer gave his daily briefing updating both statistics and the County’s efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Latimer stressed the need for social distancing in County parks.

To listen to Latimer’s speech, click here.

COVID-19 cases by municipality:

Ardsley 5

Bedford 12

Briarcliff Manor 9

Bronxville 14

Buchanan 0

Cortlandt 37

Croton-on-Hudson 6

Dobbs Ferry 20

Eastchester 47

Elmsford 7

Greenburgh 71

Harrison 33

Hastings-on-Hudson 13

Irvington 9

Larchmont 15

Lewisboro 10

Mamaroneck Town 20

Mamaroneck Village 19

Mount Kisco 23

Mount Pleasant 43

Mount Vernon 109

New Castle 16

New Rochelle 264

North Castle 18

North Salem 2

Ossining Town 9

Ossining Village 54

Peekskill 27

Pelham 20

Pelham Manor 17

Pleasantville 17

Port Chester 60

Pound Ridge 2

Rye Brook 23

Rye City 21

Scarsdale 40

Sleepy Hollow 20

Somers 12

Tarrytown 18

Tuckahoe 7

White Plains 84

Yonkers 225

Yorktown 35

Confirmed 1,513

These numbers reflect:

  • The unincorporated sections of the part of town outside villages within the town
  • The actual residents of the municipality, not “zip code” residents who live in an adjacent community.
  • Data lags state number by as much as three days due to State release of data to the County only after the tested individual has been informed of their status. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to take breaks from quarantining inside your home for both your mental and physical health. While certain Westchester parks remain open during these brief periods outside, it is of the utmost important to continue to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines.

Latimer said: “We have kept our parks open because we believe that people need a recreational outlet at a time when most of the rest of society is shutting down. While we have this facilities open, we must practice social distancing. If you are in close proximity to others, you can spread the virus and that is what causes the illness and potential death that might follow. So we are highlighting, if you go to any park, you must keep 6 feet from others and practice social distancing.”

Latimer made this statement on the heels of hearing reports of gathers of residents at Kensico Dam Plaza.

 

From Westchester County website, 3/26/2020

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Gia Miller is an award-winning journalist and content writer who lives in Katonah. Her work has appeared in Parents, The Washington Post, Healthline, Well + Good, Psych Central, SheKnows, SELF and more.