Cayuga County became at least the fourth Central New York county to call for residents to obey odd and even day travel limits based on residents’ birth year.
The county announced the voluntary shelter-in-place plan Saturday. A similar plan was originally introduced by Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon and then introduced by Madison and Oswego counties.
Cayuga County’s plan calls for residents to alternate the days they go out for essential items and to visit parks by birth year between April 12 and April 26.
Those born in even years have been asked to go out for essential items or to local parks on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and April 19 (a Sunday).
Those born in odd years have been asked to go out for essential items on local parks on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, April 12 and April 26. The latter dates are Sundays.
Cayuga County has seen a surge in people testing positive for the coronavirus in the last week. After having fewer than 10 positive cases through April 3, the county has added more than 20 positive cases in the last week.
“If you need to leave your residence for essential needs, try to limit this activity to one member of your household,” said Aileen McNabb-Coleman, the chair of the Cayuga County Legislature.
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