Nassau County, Long Island (WABC)-The New York State Department of Health recommends that people in high-risk counties wear masks in all indoor public areas, regardless of vaccination status.

According to the CDC, the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchness, Sullivan and Ulster are currently considered high risk.

Most of New York City is listed at medium risk. Bronx is considered low risk.

In addition to high-risk counties, health officials say that anyone with a weakened immune system should remain masked while in public.

“These public health measures not only help ensure adequate ventilation during meetings, but also help reduce COVID-19 infections in the community and reduce the risk of serious illness and hospitalization for individuals. Continues to work with local partners and all tools are widely available to New Yorkers while we are pandemic, “state health commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said in a statement. I did.

Executive Bruce Blakeman of Nassau County states that the county will not change any police force.

“We encourage everyone to live their lives normally,” he said.

Blakeman states that his decision is based on hospitalization and ICU admission.

“If these numbers soar to dangerous levels, of course, we look for guidance from the Health Commission and follow the appropriate protocol, but right now we are not close to a crisis situation.” Blakeman added. ..

Some residents of Nassau County say they have moved forward, despite the risks.

“I ride the railroad every day and wear a mask. I’m careful, but at the same time I think I have enough at this point and need to move on,” said Brain Capobianco. ..

Others do not understand that they are reluctant.

“If it worked before, do what it worked before,” said an unnamed resident of Nassau County.

New York has mask recommendations, but Blakeman states that he will not exclude mask orders in Nassau County, but claims that his own data is not close to supporting it. ..

Some residents said they were at risk, but they went ahead.

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