Stay Calm, We Are Moving in the Right Direction

Day 100 since the first identified case of COVID-19 in NY state and the news is promising. Positive test rates in Monroe County are now around 1% and, overall, since the start of the pandemic are at approximately 6%.  Also, the CDC has revised the criteria for “contact” with someone who is positive. Less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes, up from 6 minutes. And, drum roll please, if both people have masks on, the risk of contracting COVID-19 are minimal if any…

But, do not take this good news as license to go crazy. As we move through the phases of “reopening”, use your common sense. Please be cautious.