11.19.20 - 12.3.20   vol. 16

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Stay Vigilant - Friday Update from Mayor Mullen

Dear neighbors,


As of this afternoon, there are currently 10 active cases of COVID-19 in the Village of Pelham. There has recently been a significant increase in the number of positive cases throughout the country, New York, Westchester and even here in Pelham. In the last six weeks alone, we have had more positive local cases than we had during the months of June, July, August and September combined. We must take this seriously.


Governor Cuomo released the following executive orders, effective tonight at 10 p.m., which will be enforced:


• Bars, restaurants and gyms or fitness centers, as well as any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment, will be required to close by 10 p.m. every night. Restaurants will still be allowed to provide curbside, food-only pick-up or delivery after 10 p.m., but will not be permitted to serve alcohol “to go” or offer in-person dining.


• All indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people. This provision is being implemented due to the prevalence of COVID spread resulting from small indoor gatherings, like recent Halloween parties, which have become a major cause of cluster activity across the state.


I encourage everyone to return to the personal practices we each adopted during the height of the pandemic. Maintain social distancing, follow the CDC’s personal hygiene and hand-washing recommendations, and please wear a mask when you’re unable to maintain social distancing.


We have known since the beginning of this pandemic that the virus was likely to rebound in the fall and now we’re seeing that happen in real time. The Village is following strict cleaning and disinfecting procedures for each department’s buildings and vehicles, we are well stocked with PPE and we’re prepared to respond to any COVID-related emergency. We beat this before, and we will beat it again.


Please stay vigilant, Pelham.