Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently detailed New York State's COVID-19 micro-cluster strategy metrics. After 14 days of data monitoring, the Governor outlined modifications to some current focus zones, established new ones in areas where there are recent upticks in cases, and set criteria for areas to exit a focus zone. New York's micro-cluster strategy detects small outbreaks and takes action to eliminate them.
"Cluster zone" focus areas are designated based on geographic case prevalence and restrictions are implemented accordingly based on the severity of spread. Buffer zones with fewer restrictions are implemented in the areas outside the most impacted areas to help prevent further spread. After 14 days, data will be reviewed to determine whether a focus area has successfully reduced viral spread to the level where restrictions can be eased.
New York families who do not have health insurance or have lost coverage can apply through NY State of Health through August 15, 2020. The Website is: nystateofhealth.ny.gov. You must apply within 60 days of losing you coverage. If you need more information, please email Nurse Cordero @ email@example.com