The Yellow v Orange Threat Designation Hezitorial
YONKERS, NY — November 30, 2020 — Last week 200 people were tested for possible infection to the COVID-19 virus. People in the know have informed the Yonkers Tribune that of the two hundred tested, comprised of teachers and students, only one teacher was revealed to be infected though asymptomatic. The percentage of 1 out of 200 tested revealed a 1 percent positive infection rate.
Since that time the Yonkers Tribune has further learned that over 500 to 600 tests would be administered today, Monday November 30, 2020. Despite 2 ½ times more people tested today than last week, the test results has proven to be less than 0.5% positive infection rate.
It is however frightening to recognize that of the some 27,000 students enrolled in the Yonkers Public School District, 2,100 students have yet to be immunized overall. New York State has afforded the parents/guardians of such students to comply by December 15, 2020. The overall immunization regimen must be validated by a physician. It is known that St. John’s Riverside Hospital does not charge for the immunization required of every student. Most importantly, parents/guardians must recognize that no student without a valid immunization document will be permitted to attend class in person and will not be permitted access to class via a Chrome Book/computer.
Disconcertingly, Yonkers Tribune sources with knowledge have advised that Westchester County government personnel have chosen to petition New York State to elevate the disproven and unwarranted rationale to elevate Yonkers zip codes 10701, 10705, and 10705 from Yellow to Orange status.
Why the City of Yonkers (CoY) should be forced to suffer consequences to which it has not broached is disheartening, to say the least, and incongruous, inconsistent, inappropriate, improper, and illogical.
New York States’ designated and defined parameters are succinct; CoY’s testing regimen have conformed to being under the “target metric for a yellow precautionary zone”, and well under the “target metric for entering an orange warning zone.”
It is therefore presumptuous to designate CoY as an orange warning zone. It must be further recognized that under the aegis of Dr. Ammir Rabadi, M.D., the Yonkers Board of Education has remained balanced and effective in meeting the parameters set by New York State. Dr. Rabadi has remained mentally balanced despite the harangue and fake facts that do not apply to the City of Yonkers presently. Should CoY’s circumstances change, the Yonkers Tribune will advise upon our learning it. In the meantime, we intend to keep you in the loop. The City of Yonkers has so far successfully accomplished staying under the definitions set by New York State.
Stay safe, sane , and abide by best practice in light of the resurgence of COVID-19.