Part of Tioga County Placed in COVID Micro-Cluster Yellow Zone
Waverly in Tioga County joins the list of Yellow caution zones in New York State’s coronavirus micro-cluster outbreak map.
The designation means new restrictions on the size of gatherings for church and private events, a limit of four people seated together at restaurants and bars and mandatory COVID testing in schools.
Tioga County has been noting a large increase in the number of positive tests for the coronavirus over the past ten days. It now falls into the state’s Micro-cluster strategy with the Waverly area especially having a 7-day average positivity rate above 4 percent and an increase in new daily hospital admissions.
A majority of recent exposure advisories from the Tioga County Health department have concerned businesses in Waverly or just south of the border in Sayre, Pennsylvania.
Meanwhile, Steuben County has been removed from the Yellow Zone based on its declining and low positivity rates.