Latimer brings back masks in most county facilities

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WHITE PLAINS – As the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread and infect people at a faster rate that the original virus, Westchester County Executive George Latimer said Friday that he will re-establish a mandatory mask mandate for most county facilities.

“At all Westchester County office buildings, unvaccinated employees and those who visit will be required to be masked at all times,” he said. “Those who are vaccinated, will need to be masked in all common areas. All county buildings will remain open to the public.”

Latimer also said all county beaches and county pools will require patrons to mask up when going to concession stands, locker rooms, bathrooms and other locations regardless of vaccination status.

Playland mask policies are being evaluated, he said.

The county executive said he will conduct a survey to determine the vaccination of all county workers. Those who have been fully vaccinated will receive four free passes to Playland for the 2021 season.

“To affirm our stance that county employees need to be vaccinated, County Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler and I will be visiting all county departments to discuss the vaccine.”