Cayuga County asks residents to take shelter there

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AUBURN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – Like many other counties in central New York, Cayuga County is asking residents to volunteer for help.

According to a press release, Cayuga County urges its residents to only bring out the necessary items every two days, in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

From Sunday April 12 to Sunday April 26, Cayuga County asks its residents to follow the guidelines below:

People born in an odd year – go out for essentials or in a local park on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as well as on Sunday April 12 and 26.

People born in an even year – go out for essentials or in a local park on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays as well as Sunday April 19.

Cayuga County Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Aileen McNabb-Coleman, also follows CDC directives and instructs everyone to wear a mask or face covering in public.

It is our duty to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. In addition to the recent death of a county resident, we have seen an increase in positive cases of COVID-19 in the past few days. If you have to leave your residence for basic needs, try to limit this activity to one member of your household. In addition, please continue to comply with CDC directives to maintain at least 6 feet between you and other customers, as well as to respect signage in establishments. I also encourage the use of face covers when you are in public – to protect yourself but also to prevent you from potentially spreading the virus without your knowledge.

Aileen McNabb-Coleman, Speaker of the Cayuga County Legislative Assembly

The county wants residents to follow these guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve as quickly as possible.

As of Saturday, 31 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Cayuga County and one death linked to the virus.

To view all COVID-19 cases in central New York, click here.


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