WAMPSVILLE, N.Y. – Madison County is lifting a voluntary order put in place April 7, which advised residents to alternate days they go out in the community based on their dates of birth.
Madison County changed the guidance as part of its recovery plan.
Madison County Public Health Director Eric Faisst says this is not a green light to go out in droves, and people should still stay home unless they need to go out for necessary items. Residents should also follow state guidelines for wearing a face covering in public places.
“Currently we have a hundred people who have recovered from this virus in Madison County, and have under 20 active positive cases. However, we need to remain diligent; lifting the voluntary order does not give us a green light to let down our guard,” said Faisst.
Lifting the county’s voluntary order does not change the New York State order that schools and non-essential businesses across the state remain closed until at least May 15.
The state guidance still advises people to stay home as much as possible and limit going out in public.
“Lifting the voluntary order is just the beginning of putting our plan into action. Madison County is working hard to get our community back to work, get our schools, businesses, hospitals, and much more back to normal. We are working together with our neighboring counties to make sure our plans complement each other, and at the same time are safe according to public health standards,” said Faisst.
For more information on coronavirus statistics in Madison County, visit: madisoncounty.ny.gov.