Updated: August 12, 2020 07:06 AM
Created: August 12, 2020 06:58 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Deborah on the East Side asked News10NBC's Brennan Somers: "What about the elderly under phase three and four? Since restaurants opened in phase three, should seniors ages 70+ be going to restaurants (even outdoors) or visiting with friends if they wear a mask, or should they still be staying home?"
Those are good questions because we know grandparents and older relatives want to get out and see family.
"Matilda's Law" is still in place, but it's technically not an actual law. That's because there's no statute to enforce. It's merely strong guidance from the governor to protect those most vulnerable.
Here's the advice:
The CDC reports 8 out of 10 virus-related deaths in the U.S. have been among adults at least 65 years old.
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