Greenburgh brings back mask mandate for all municipal buildings

The Greenburgh Town Board has decided to reinstitute its mask policy since COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2022, 9:49 AM

Updated 675 days ago

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You will need to bring a mask if you are planning on going to any Greenburgh municipal building.
The Greenburgh Town Board has decided to reinstitute its mask policy since COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
Looking at state data for the Mid-Hudson region, positivity per 100 thousand people saw a slight rise from 19 to 32 in the last month and hospitalizations went from 8 to 11.
According to the County Health Department, Greenburgh currently shows 332 active cases. While that number may seem high, it is important to remember there are several municipalities that are part of Greenburgh like Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, and Elmsford.
"We know that most people hate masks. Some employees and residents have compromised immune systems. If they get COVID-19 it could be very dangerous - possibly fatal. We want to keep everyone who works in a Greenburgh building and visitors to Town Hall safe. When the numbers go down, we will go back to the policy of making masks optional," says Town Supervisor Paul Feiner in a statement.
In addition to masking up at the library, town hall, the courts, etc., anyone who attended the town board meeting Wednesday night were required to wear a mask. People in attendance tell News 12 it's not a bad idea to be safe. "I think we should continue to wear masks. I think that we have to consider everybody and everybody should be considerate of everybody else," says Dorothy Finger, of Scarsdale.


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