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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Issues Stay-At-Home Order for Non-Essential Workers

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Issues Stay-At-Home Order for Non-Essential Workers

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking action.

Following the news that California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order on Thursday night (March 19), the New York Governor has now issued a similar mandate on Friday (March 20) amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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He said the state is being put “on pause” and people can only leave their house for emergencies as of Sunday (March 22), as the number of coronavirus cases shoots up to more than 7,100 in the state, with 35 deaths to date.

“This is not life as usual. Deal with it. This is the most drastic measure we can take,” he said.

He said public transport would stay open and announced plans to dramatically increase capacity of the health care system.

“These provisions will be enforced. Your actions can affect my health,” he went on to say.

“We know from past history that what a locality does matters. Just so we’re all clear: This is a statewide order. It’s 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,” he said in his update.

In the meantime, there are plenty of ways to stay entertained – including all of these movies being released digitally early for those social distancing at home.

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