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Mount Vernon Issues Stay at Home Advisory Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

Mayors of Mount Vernon, Yonkers, New Rochelle, White Plains, Peekskill and Portchester will be discussing COVID-19 on Sundays With Shawyn

One day after Governor Cuomo issued new COVID-19 Guidelines which include Bars, Restaurants and Gyms closing at 10pm and the significant reduction of the size of public and private gatherings, the city of Mount Vernon issues a stay at home advisory. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in New York, the City of Mount Vernon has issued a Stay at Home advisory to protect residents and reduce the spread.

In recent weeks, Mount Vernon has experienced a double digit increase in daily COVID-19 cases. Our current active case count currently stands at 124 with 84 new cases added thus far in November. Therefore, the City of Mount Vernon strongly advises residents to stay inside their homes unless traveling for work, school or essential needs. The Mount Vernon COVID-19 taskforce will continue to enforce social distancing regulations and shut down businesses that fail to follow COVID-19 guidelines as well as educating the public about the importance of wearing masks.

The Stay at Home advisory goes into effect on Monday, November 16th.This advisory follows the new order from Governor Andrew Cuomo ordering Bars, Restaurants and Gyms to close at 10pm and the public to significantly reduce the size of gathering.

To report on COVID-19 issues contact 914-665-2626 or 914-665-2500.We also urge residents to get tested at the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, Mount Vernon Hospital or other medical facilities. As the city continues to address the COVID-19 outbreak, the cooperation of the public will be essential. We will take the necessary actions to protect Mount Vernon residents and continue to urge the use of face masks and social distancing protocols when appropriate.


Mayors of Yonkers, New Rochelle, White Plains, Peekskill and Portchester will be joining Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard on her weekly online show – Sundays With Shawyn. The Westchester County Mayors will be discussing COVID-19 and the lessons learned so far. Dont miss it. Sundays at 8pm live on Facebook/YouTube.

“Please Tune in to Sundays With Shawyn as we discuss Coronavirus in our region. We will be joined by Mayors Mike Spano, Tom Roach, Noam Bramson, Andre Rainey and Richard Falanka,” Mayor SPH shared on her facebook page.

Below see MAP: Active/Total Westchester County Covid-19 Cases as of 11/12

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