No change in New York orders despite the “high” level of alarm. Many in New York are positive about COVID, the report said

NEW YORK (WABC) – There is an urgent new warning from the CDC, as new COVID cases have nearly quadrupled in the last six weeks.

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the United States and could worsen in the coming months, prompting federal health officials to urge those in severely affected areas to reconsider calls for indoor coverage.

The growing number of infections and hospitalizations from COVID-19 puts most of the country under CDC guidelines that require coverage and other infection precautions.

Currently, about one-third of the U.S. population lives in areas of high risk, especially in the northeast and midwest.

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About 20 New York judges are now positive for COVID after attending a retreat in Montauk last weekend, according to published reports.

There were about 70 judges who attended the retreat, and some without symptoms managed to return to work.

They are covered, as everyone is required to be covered in state courts.

As the number of cases rises, New York City has entered a “high alert” level, but Mayor Eric Adams insists there are no plans to reinstate the mask command.

“Variations will come,” he said. “If every variation that comes, we move in thoughts of shutdown, we panic, we are not going to function as a city. We are extremely strategic and we are fighting COVID not only with the tools we did not have before, but we are also fighting COVID using the intelligence that we need to win in a COVID environment. “

However, he and the New York Department of Health are now urging people to wear masks while in public places, including schools.

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The Ministry of Education also sent a letter to the families, recommending that all public school students aged 2 and over wear a mask.

“We recommend that everyone 2 years of age and older wear a mask that fits all public interiors, including school and pre-school education (ECE) programs, even if not required,” the letter said. “Encourage your child to wear a mask while at school or on the ECE program and when hanging out with friends. Your child’s school has masks available.”

New Yorkers can find a home delivery test site that is more convenient for them and their opening hours by visiting the city’s COVID-19 test page. New Yorkers with disabilities who need help or have questions about home test kits should call 311. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing and use American Sign Language can call 646-396-5830 via video.

New Yorkers who test positive using a home test can call 212-COVID19 to connect with resources such as free meal delivery and care package. The care packages contain personal protective equipment (PPE) for a quarantined three-person household, two quick antigen tests at home, and more to help New Yorkers isolate themselves safely.

Multiple COVID-19 treatments are available for people 12 years of age and older and can be delivered to New Yorkers for free. For more information on treatments for COVID-19, call 212-COVID19 and press 9 or visit

The 212-COVID19 call provides New Yorkers with a direct connection to a clinician who can refer them to monoclonal antibody therapy or prescribe antiviral drugs, such as Paxlovid, and arrange for them to be delivered home the same day for free.

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