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Masks up, Roosevelt Island. CDC says it’s time to bring them back indoors


Masks up. That’s the word from the federal Centers for Disease Control for areas “of substantial or high transmission.” Roosevelt Island and all of New York City fall within those high risk areas.

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

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While Roosevelt Island’s .074% positive rate for coronavirus, the Delta variant drove city rates up to almost 2.4% this week. And neighboring areas in Queens are all over 2%, but all of them have higher vaccination rates. Roosevelt Island remains below 70% even for first doses.

The new guidance recommends wearing face masks indoors whether you’re vaccinated or not.

Neither New York State nor New York City have yet revised mask rules to fit the new CDC guidance, but Mayor Bill de Blasio hinted he may do so within the next few days.

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