A portion of Oneida County was placed in a Yellow Zone, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday during a routine press briefing on the pandemic.
The zone encompasses the Utica and Rome areas, including New Hartford, Whitestown, Marcy and Westmoreland.
“There is a problem there and we have to be honest about it,” Cuomo said.
Here are the yellow zone restrictions:
- Public and private schools must test 20% of a school over two weeks. If those results are lower than the zone’s current seven-day positivity rate, testing at that school is no longer required.
- Businesses can operate.
- Restaurants can offer indoor and outdoor dining, with a four-person maximum per table.
- Worship services are limited to 50% capacity.
- Mass gatherings are limited to 25 people, either indoors or outdoors. The limit was reduced to 10 people in private residences after Cuomo imposed further restrictions statewide, effective Nov. 13.
Utica and Rome were