As of March 30, City of Rye has 33 confirmed positives. Affected residents are located in every part of Rye. Westchester County is up to 9,326 cases, with 19 fatalities. We mourn each loss, and extend our thoughts and prayers to all.
As more people test positive, the official mechanism for tracing back the recent contacts of those carrying COVID-19 may be falling behind. As a result, we must ask those who have tested positive and remain well enough to do so to please share their news (NOT IN PERSON) with people they have come in contact with in the previous 14 days. These may be awkward conversations, but they will be important in slowing the spread of the virus.
Social distancing remains an issue. Yes, those who reside together can walk and play together, but everyone else, please do the one single thing maintain social distance! Please adapt. If the path is too narrow, walk on the grass or JUST STAY HOME!
I know how hard it is for everyone doing their best to stay at home. Local business that are open offer delivery and could use your support through this difficult time. The PBA, the IAFF local 29 Rye Professional Firefighters and DPW are teaming up to buying a $100 gift card from businesses open in Rye along with all our members to help generate over $10,000 for our business community. We strongly encourage all of you to do the same. Delivery keeps you home and helps our commerce. Please enjoy their services and remember to support them.
Stay safe stay home and stay strong!