Message from the City of White Plains
Message from White Plains, City of, NY
The numbers released by NY State today indicate Westchester County now has 1091 cases of which 293 are new. 39 people are currently hospitalized, none in critical condition. The numbers reflect the increase in numbers of people who are being tested and the spread of the contagion reinforcing the importance of social distancing. We have no White Plains specific numbers as the county is working to improve the provision of these numbers. They are not providing community specific numbers until Monday. When we receive them we will share them with you.
As has been widely reported Governor Cuomo announced new pandemic response policies today, among them are the following:
Effective tomorrow night, Saturday, at 8pm, the Governor Cuomo has ordered all hair and nail salons, other personal care salons to close.
The Governor has mandated the closure of all non-essential businesses. This provision, and a ban on non-essential travel will go into effect Sunday evening. Purchasing food, medicine, or to obtain medical care qualifies as essential travel.
I have issued an executive order closing
• Playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts and platform tennis courts whether owned by the school district or the city.
Parks and fields will remain open only for solitary recreation, such as walking and hiking and are closed to group sports or activities.
Local grocers are providing exclusive shopping periods for at risk shoppers, including the elderly.
Stop & Shop - 154 Westchester Avenue: 6:00am - 7:30am
Shoprite - City Center: 6:00am - 7:00am
Whole Foods - 110 Bloomingdale Road: 8:00am-9:00am and 8:00pm -9:00pm an hour on each side of their regular hours.
A message for our young people. The schools were closed for a reason. Should you choose to gather on your own you are defeating the purpose of that closure. There has never been a generation better equipped to enjoy each others company without being physically together. Don’t stop now! We need everyone, of every age to commit to social distancing, for your benefit and the benefit of the community. By doing so you will be saving lives and helping to bring this pandemic to a close.
Remember we are standing together by staying apart!
Mayor Tom Roach
on Friday, March 20 at 7:36PM