New York raises Covid alert to ‘high’. What does it mean? The rating means there is a high COVID-19 community spread and pressure on the health care system in the city is substantial.
The guidance requires New Yorkers to wear a face mask in all public indoor settings and crowded outdoor settings and consider avoiding higher-risk activities.
Daily new COVID-19 cases in the United States have been on the rise since early April, and the death toll from the pandemic has surpassed 1 million in the country.