“New York on PAUSE” – NY in coordination with Northeast states, extends shutdown to May 15 (VIDEO)

“New York on PAUSE”

In coordination with other states, New York extends shutdown to May 15

“I don’t want to project beyond that period,”Cuomo said.

As officials grapple with how to reopen fractions of the local economy without leading to a resurgence in COVID 19 cases, New York and other Northeast East States are extending their shutdown of nonessential businesses to May 15

At his daily briefing in Albany, and via Twitter, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the extension of the shutdown saying that  “New York on PAUSE” will be extended. The lockdown was previously scheduled to lift on April 30.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today:

“We have to continue doing what we’re doing. I’d like to see that infection rate get down even more. The New York Pause policies, the close-down policies, will be extended in coordination with other states to May 15,”

New York Governor on a coordinated plan to gradually reopen commerce in the region, is leading a group of seven governors from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Delaware, who are coordinating their response to the pandemic.

New York on PAUSE will be extended in coordination with other states to May 15.

Non-essential workers must continue to stay home.

Social distancing rules remain in place.

We must STAY THE COURSE.

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At the daily briefing today, Cuomo Said:

“I need a coordinated action plan with the other states. So, one month, we’ll continue the close-down policies. What happens after then? I don’t know. We will see what the data shows… I don’t want to project beyond that period.”

  • Delaware already shut down nonessential businesses to May 15.
  • New Jersey’s order was put in place “until further notice.”
  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced shortly after at his daily press conference that the state’s schools would be closed until at least May 15.

New Jersey Governor said:

“That means it will not be safe to reopen our schools or start sports back up for at least another four weeks. Coordinating with the other states doesn’t mean they’ll always be in lockstep, but we’ll talk through everything first and hopefully we’re not doing something that’s contradictory to another state at a minimum.”

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At the same time, Cuomo didn’t specify if some, or all of those states will join in extending statewide quarantines.

Cuomo said the net change in COVID 19 hospitalizations in the state fell Yesterday to its lowest level since the outbreak began, and the number of intensive care admissions also saw a significant drop for the first time.

However, Cuomo said that, 2,000 new infections are confirmed across the state every day, and he reported an additional 606 deaths for Wednesday, the lowest increase in fatalities in six days.

“The good news is, it means we can control the virus, right? It means we can control the spread,”

The state is grappling with the worst outbreak in the U.S. with more than 214,800 of the nation’s 640,200 cases. More than 31,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the U.S. with almost 50% of those fatalities concentrated in New York state

Sources: Gov. Cuomo’s Tweeter – NYFAMA – CNBC – ABC News

By Alex Ammohostianos

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