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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Residents, July 6, 2020

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The most recent data provided by the county today indicates the cumulative number of people who have tested positive in White Plains since testing began is 1,835.The county estimates the number of active cases in White Plains to be 29. There are currently 60 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID.


We are scheduled to begin Phase 4 of the reopening process tomorrow.  Phase 4 includes guidance for reopening institutions of higher education, as well as low risk outdoor arts and entertainment (such as zoos, botanical gardens, historic sites, nature parks) and low risk indoor arts and entertainment (such as indoor museums, historic sites, aquariums) with capacity restrictions. Film and media production is also allowed to restart under Phase 4. The State has not provided any indication of when malls and movie theaters may reopen at this time. It is vital that we all continue to follow the social distancing and mask guidelines. I cannot stress enough -- Please wear a mask and maintain social distance. We do not want to go back to where we were.


Both Kittrell and Gardella pools are now open for residents. We have made operating changes to ensure that you can enjoy the pools safely and comfortably. Reservations will be required as part of our new protocols. Check cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.


The 2020 census is ongoing and I’d like to take this opportunity to urge you to go online to 2020census.gov and complete your census if you have not already done so. It doesn’t take long but it will have a real impact on the number of representatives we have and the funding the city receives for important things like our schools, hospitals, housing, public works, transportation, and nutrition programs.


We are moving to a weekly phone call, on Mondays. Our next call is scheduled for Monday, July 13th. Until then remember, we are standing together by staying apart.

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Los datos más recientes proporcionados por el condado hoy indican que la cantidad de personas que han dado positivo en White Plains desde que comenzaron las pruebas es de 1,835. El condado estima que el número de casos activos en White Plains es de 29 personas. Actualmente hay 60 personas hospitalizadas en El condado debido a COVID.

 

Mañana entraremos a la fase 4 del proceso de reapertura. La Fase 4 incluye orientación para la reapertura de instituciones de educación superior, así como artes y entretenimiento al aire libre de bajo riesgo (zoológicos, jardines botánicos, sitios históricos, parques naturales) y artes y entretenimiento de bajo riesgo (museos, sitios históricos, acuarios, etc.). Por supuesto habrá restricciones en cuanto a la cantidad de personas permitidas. 

 

La producción de películas y medios de comunicación también podrán reiniciar en la Fase 4. El Estado no ha proporcionado ninguna indicación de cuándo pueden volver a abrir centros comerciales y cines en este momento. Es vital que todos sigamos las pautas de distanciamiento social y usemos nuestras mascarillas y mantengamos distancia social. 

 

Las piscinas de Kittrell y Gardella ahora están abiertas para los residentes. Hemos realizado cambios operativos para garantizar que pueda disfrutar de las piscinas de manera segura y cómoda. Se requerirán reservaciones como parte de nuestros nuevos protocolos. Visite cityofwhiteplains.com para más información.

 

El censo de 2020 está en curso y me gustaría aprovechar esta oportunidad para instarlo a que se visite 2020census.gov y complete su censo si aún no lo ha hecho. No tomará mucho tiempo, pero tendrá un gran impacto en la cantidad de representantes que tenemos y los fondos que recibe la ciudad para cosas importantes como nuestras escuelas, hospitales, viviendas, obras públicas, transporte y programas de nutrición.

 

Estas llamadas telefónicas solo se realizaran los lunes. Nuestra próxima llamada está programada para el lunes 13 de julio. Hasta entonces recuerde, estamos más juntos al mantenernos más separados.

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