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State lifts restrictions for some yellow zones, including Oneida County

Oneida County is no longer under yellow zone restrictions, according to an announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday.

Posted: Jan 27, 2021 2:07 PM
Updated: Jan 27, 2021 5:35 PM

Oneida County is no longer under yellow zone restrictions, according to an announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday.

Cuomo says because of the progress each region has made in reducing coronavirus rates, there are no more orange zones, and the only remaining yellow zones are in New York City and Newburgh.

Oneida County was placed in a yellow zone in December, as part of the state’s micro-cluster strategy to curb the spread of the virus in places where positivity rates were rising.

Regions in certain zones had to follow the restrictions listed below:

Now, the county will return to the coronavirus guidelines set out by the state prior to becoming a yellow zone.

For school districts, the 20% Covid testing requirement goes away. 

"For Rome, we did decide to cancel our testing program as of this afternoon and for the rest of this week, we don't need to test to have kids back," says Rome School Superintendent, Peter Blake, whose district resumes hybrid learning on Monday, February 1st.  "When it comes down to it, when you don't need to do it, it's just one less thing that people have to worry about. We need to focus on getting our kids back in the building and getting our schools open."

The Whitesboro School District had nearly reached the 20% threshold, with a less than 1% positivity rate. They, too, will suspend testing, but both districts will offer it on an as-needed basis. 

More information on existing state andates and restrictions can be found here.

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