NY Governor threatens pandemic restrictions as COVID-19 infections rise

NY Governor threatens pandemic restrictions as COVID-19 infections rise

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul says New Yorkers in upstate communities seeing upticks in COVID-19 cases could again face more pandemic restrictions if infection rates fail to drop. The Democrat didn’t outline Tuesday any specific measures she could take, or when they could begin, but said she’s troubled by vaccine holdouts and signs of rising COVID-19 cases in parts of western and central New York. The governor also said anyone who feels they’re at high risk of getting COVID-19 should get a booster shot.

On Long Island, as of data available on November 17, the current 7 day positivity rate is 3.5%

-With the Associated Press

Photo: New York Governor Kathy Hochul attends the 15th annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)