New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all non-essential workers to stay at home as pressure continues to mount concerning coronavirus pandemic.
The Governor revealed that the state of New York has over 7,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of that, 4,408 of them are in New York City. To help stopped the spread New York will be “put on pause.”
“all nonessential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason,” will be banned until further notice also saying that the order will go into effect come Sunday. “These provisions will be enforced,” he said during the briefing, held in Albany. “These are not helpful hints.”
“These are legal provisions. They will be enforced. There will be a civil fine and mandatory closure for any business that is not in compliance,” Cuomo added. “Again, your actions can affect my health. That’s where we are.”
Food delivery services and public transportation will continue as normal, Cuomo confirmed. To assist those struggling, he issued a 90-day moratorium on evictions, which will impact both residential and commercial properties. “They’re taking very strong, bold steps and I applaud them,” said Trump of Cuomo and Newsom’s actions.
#BREAKING: I will sign an Executive Order mandating that 100% of workforce must stay home, excluding essential services.
This order excludes pharmacies, grocery stores, and others.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 20, 2020