Long Island residents react to new mask recommendation as COVID cases rise


With cases on the rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now say Nassau and Suffolk are considered high risk.

Long Islanders said they were using common sense.

“I have two shots, I have two boosters, I wear my mask at work in the common areas. At my desk, I don’t have one,” said Nikki Katz, of Huntington.

The CDC is also urging people to stay up to date with vaccine information and get tested if they have symptoms.

It is not yet clear whether the new indoor mask recommendation will be applied.

TJ Arella, co-owner of 8 Well, a small-group personal training studio that opened just seven weeks ago in Huntington, said he wasn’t too worried.

“What we’re going through has been a big controversy, but as long as people stay safe, I don’t think it’s going to affect business at all,” Arella said.

Health officials are urging anyone with a weakened immune system to mask up indoors at all times.


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