New York (CBSNewYork) — Closures may not be limited to schools.
CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported on Tuesday that more coronavirus restrictions could come across the city.
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New York City hasn’t yet been declared an orange warning zone, but Mayor Bill de Blasio is likely to do that, unless many just reopened companies close again under state rules. I said it means not to be.
“The state is very clear that additional restrictions are coming soon,” De Blasio said. “Overall additional restrictions affecting different parts of life in different industries and cities.”
Last month, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a Cluster Action Initiative to address the COVID-19 hotspot. The Brooklyn, Queens, Bloom, Orange, and Rockland counties were placed in various color zones with a two-week or longer limit of red (cluster itself), orange (warning zone), and yellow (prevention zone).
New York City is 3% staring at the orange zone.
“What happens at 3%? Places of worships, mass gatherings, business restrictions, dietary restrictions and schools are closed,” Kuomo said at a press conference on Tuesday.
In addition to the school going to remote areas, orange means:
- The place of worship is limited to a capacity of 33% and can accommodate up to 25 people.
- Meetings of up to 10 people indoors and outdoors. This is a state-wide limit already set by the Governor last week.
- Non-critical businesses in the gym and personal care will be closed.
- Indoor dining is over. The outdoors remain, but there are only a maximum of 4 people per table.
“Brooklyn was in the orange zone. It’s been dropped in the yellow zone, so the restrictions work,” Cuomo said.
However, there is an upward trend across the state.
“Remember that you were in New York just a few weeks ago at 1%? No state in the country is below 2%,” Cuomo said.
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The governor urges everyone not to give in to COVID-19’s malaise and to gather carefully during the holidays.
“What’s my advice about Thanksgiving? Don’t be a turkey,” Cuomo said.
Again, New York City has not yet been declared an orange zone. The state makes a call based on that number.
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