NYS Cluster Zones

NYS Cluster Zones
Posted on 11/24/2020
NYS Cluster ZonesWith winter approaching, New York State is implementing a strategy of aggressively responding to micro-clusters in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 in a defined geographic area. By doing so, the State aims to prevent broader viral transmission that would result in widespread economic shutdowns.

The Governor’s plan can be summarized that they are continuing to monitor positive cases throughout New York State. They have categorized parts of the state into different tiers. When case numbers reach certain threshold levels, those areas may be categorized into different color-coded zones of yellow, orange and red.

Please see the chart below of what is required when an area is designated to be in each of the color coded zones. Note that these requirements have been updated since initially announced.


Type of Activity

YELLOW

(BUFFER & PRECAUTIONARY)

ORANGE

(BUFFER & WARNING)

RED

Worship

50% capacity

33% capacity

25 people maximum

25% capacity

10 people maximum

Mass Gathering

25 people maximum, indoor and outdoor

10 people maximum, indoor and outdoor

Prohibited

Businesses

Open

Closing high-risk non-essential business (gyms, personal care,

etc.)

Only essential businesses open

Dining

Indoor and outdoor dining, 4-person maximum per table

Outdoor dining only, 4-person maximum per table

Takeout/delivery only

Schools

Open

Mandatory 20% weekly testing of students and teachers/staff for in-person settings.

*flexibility in testing duplication

Full-Remote-only for 4 calendar days

Can reopen on 5th day if:

100% in person students & staff tested negative

and

25% weekly testing

*weekly testing groups must be unique

Full-Remote-only for 4 calendar days

Can reopen on 5th day if:

100% in person students & staff tested negative

and

25% weekly testing

*weekly testing groups must be unique


Full details on the NYS micro-cluster strategy can be found at this link. Additional information on NYS Guidance can be accessed here.  

On November 11, 2020, Governor Cuomo designated parts of Monroe County as a yellow zone and must follow the set protocols. Brockport Central School District is NOT currently in the yellow zone nor are we subject to the yellow zone protocols. 

On November 23, 2020, Governor Cuomo designated parts of Monroe County, previously in a yellow zone, as an orange zone. Brockport Central School District has NOT been designated as any zone at this time, and we are not subject to any zone protocols. 

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will notify you of any changes. The health and safety of our students, staff and families remains our top priority. 

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