New York State Lockdown

New York State Lockdown

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New York City – On Sunday, there is a strong possibility that New York will be placed on partial “Lock Down”. Friday the number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in New York State ascended to 7,102.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that non-critical workers shall not report to work after 8pm Sunday.  This order comes in an intent to curve the continues propagation coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout New York State.
“This is a statewide order. It’s now not what your county executive is doing. It’s not what your mayor is doing. It’s not what anyone else but me is doing and I accept full responsibility,” Cuomo informed news sources Friday morning. Any non-critical worker or person who does not comply with the government order might be penalized.
“This is not voluntary; these are not helpful hints. We are going to monitor it. There will be civil fines, and there can be mandatory closures for businesses that don’t comply,” Cuomo said.



Essential services will not be affected under the Executive Order.
  • Health care operations – Research and laboratory services, hospitals, walk-in health care facilities, veterinary and animal health services, elder care, medical distribution, home health care workers/aides, doctors and dentists, nursing homes or residential facilities, and medical and equipment providers.
  • Infrastructure – Utilities, including power generation, fuel supply and transmission; public water and wastewater, telecommunications and data centers, airports and airlines, and transportation infrastructure, such as bus, rail and for-hire vehicles.
  • Manufacturing – Food processing, chemicals, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, safety and sanitary products, telecommunications, microelectronics, agriculture and paper products.
  • Retail – Grocery, including food and beverage stores; pharmacies, convenience stores, farmer’s markets, gas stations, restaurants and bars for takeout and delivery, and hardware and building material.
  • Services – Trash and recycle collection, mail and shipping, laundromats and dry cleaning, building and cleaning maintenance, child care, auto repair, warehouse and distribution fulfillment, funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries, and animal shelters.
  • Financial – Banks, insurance, payroll and accounting.

 

Other important functions that considered essential services include news media, homeless shelters and providers, production, and emergency management personnel, such as fire, law enforcement, building code enforcement, security and building cleaners.

Businesses are able to make requests to be considered aa vital business “if you believe that it is an essential or it is an entity providing essential services or functions” as long as they fall in the above guide, according to the state.
The order follows days of dispute between the governor and Mayor Bill de Blasio over how precisely to phrase their next guide to the public to help contain the spread of the virus.



After San Francisco and 5 different Bay Area counties issued a “shelter-in-place” order, Bill de Blasio said Tuesday a comparable order became “on the table” for New York City.  However, Cuomo stated later that day that the state is the only one tht could make such an order.

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