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Westchester County COVID-19 cases, October 19, 2020
Courtesy of the Office of Westchester County Executive George Latimer

Westchester County officials will be taking steps to curb a recent increase in COVID-19 cases. There will be a mask mandate for students, and the county executive is looking at other options should the uptick continue.

People wearing masks on Church Street in Burlington, VT
Joshua Brown / University of Vermont

University of Vermont researchers have published a study that assesses varying risk factors for COVID-19 including the effectiveness of wearing masks.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer delivers a COVID-19 briefing August 3, 2020
Courtesy of the Office of the Weschester County Executive

Westchester County Executive George Latimer delivered a COVID-19 briefing Monday. He covered a range of issues, including preparation ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias, which is expected to hit the region Tuesday.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has announced that all people will be required to wear masks or cloth face coverings in public places in the state.

Courtesy of Rockland County government

Rockland County, New York has a new program to help small businesses and nonprofits reopen safely emerging from the COVID-19 crisis.

Burlington City Hall
WAMC

The Burlington City Council had a number of items to consider this week during its virtual session.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Vermont’s Health Commissioner is joining a growing number of health officials advising people to wear cloth masks in public.

Guy Fawkes mask
Laurel L. Russwurm/Flickr

The masks are going back on in Vermont’s largest city. The Burlington city council recently approved revisions to a decades-old city ordinance that banned adults wearing masks.