(Schenectady, NY) The CDC has classified Schenectady County as an area of “substantial transmission” for COVID-19. Schenectady County Manager Rory Fluman is requiring masking for all employees and visitors who enter into all county buildings effective Monday, August 9, 2021.
“While we know the vaccine is effective, we also know that the Delta variant is more contagious than previous strains of the virus,” said County Manager Rory Fluman “As we continue to follow CDC guidance, and in order to slow spread, we’re strongly recommending all Schenectady County residents wear a face mask when indoors in public settings. Wearing masks indoors again is not a step backward in the fight against COVID-19, but an appropriate reaction to experiences we have had in the past. We know we can beat this with layered mitigation strategies of getting vaccinated, wearing masks, and being socially cognizant when we gather indoors. This additional layer of protection will help keep the virus from spreading, especially among our most vulnerable populations including the unvaccinated and immunocompromised. Masks are a proven tool that can help us contain the current surge and protect everyone in our community.”