Westchester officials give advice for Memorial Day gatherings with COVID-19 cases on the decline

While cases are going down and vaccinations are going up, Latimer and Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler are reminding people that we are not in the clear yet.

News 12 Staff

May 27, 2021, 9:34 PM

Updated 1,116 days ago

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Westchester County is seeing record-low numbers of COVID-19 cases, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
County Executive George Latimer says there are currently 614 active cases in Westchester, which is half the number reported just two weeks ago.
While cases are going down and vaccinations are going up, Latimer and Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler are reminding people that we are not in the clear yet.
If you plan on having a get-together this weekend with vaccinated and unvaccinated people, they recommend you stay outside and social distance.
"Don't forget we still have testing. So individuals that have not been vaccinated, before they go and spend time with family members, you know, they might want to have a covid test to make sure they are not infected," says Amler.
The county also announced that the beaches at Croton Point Park and Playland open this Saturday -- and a bunch of events are planned for this summer.
There will be eight drive-in movies at Kensico Dam Plaza, Croton Park and Tibbetts Brook Park.
The county will also be hosting five outdoor concerts at Kensico Dam Plaza. The grounds will be separated into eight-person pods, and people can unmask in the pods.
These county pools will be opening Friday, June 25:
Willson's Woods - Mount Vernon
Saxon Woods - White Plains
Tibbetts Brook - Yonkers
Sprain Ridge - Yonkers


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