Ontario and Wayne Counties have ‘substantial’ COVID-19 community transmission, according to CDC

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Ontario and Wayne Counties meet the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) threshold for "substantial" COVID-19 community transmission as of Monday.

On Sunday, Monroe County passed the CDC’s threshold for "substantial" COVID-19 community transmission.

The CDC’s COVID-19 data tracker lists Wayne County as having a community transmission rate of 51.16 per 100,000 people and Ontario County as having a community transmission rate of 58.30 per 100,000 people.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday said he can not implement a statewide mask mandate since his emergency powers were stripped, but did call on local governments to adopt guidance that recommends indoor masking.

Click here to hear what county officials in Wayne, Ontario and Seneca Counties are doing.