As Virus Surges, Northeast Governors To Mull Next Steps

first_imgNew York State Governor Andrew Cuomo wearing a mask. File image by Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Photo date: 06/24/20.ALBANY (AP) — Six northeast U.S. governors are having an “emergency summit” on COVID-19 this weekend as the virus continues to spread throughout the region, New York Gov Andrew Cuomo said Friday.Cuomo said the group will discuss potential coordination of restrictions on restaurants and bars, as well as interstate travel and quarantine rules. Several states have passed new restrictions this week, including New York’s 10 p.m. curfew for bars and restaurants and a ban on gatherings over 10 people in private residences.“We believe we’re going to have to be taking additional steps,” Cuomo said, though he said he doesn’t expect any major changes to existing rules over the weekend.Cuomo said he expects infection rates will keep increasing in New York and nationwide as the holiday season begins. New York has reported more than 45,700 new coronavirus cases in the past 14 days. The state is reporting an average of 4,163 new cases per day over the past seven days. That’s nearly double the rate 11 days ago and quadruple where things stood at the end of September.“You cannot take this rate of increase and survive pending the arrival of a vaccine,” Cuomo said. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Obviously the masks, social distancing, & plexiglass are working….But this virus is SO smart.. It knows not to come out before 10 pm, it mainly affects small businesses, and family gatherings.It DOESN’T affect corporations … like Wegmans, Walmart, Home Depot, McDonald’s…..(even tho their parking lots are packed)We must do as we’re told and live in our bubbles inside our homes…FOREVERMaybe when Cuomo meets with the 5 governors again (as he did in the beginning of January, don’t forget) they will come up with a NEW Nursing Home plan to save us all. Hail King Cuomo….last_img

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