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New Yorkers Weren't Exactly Social Distancing While Welcoming the USNS Comfort to the Big Apple

New Yorkers Weren't Exactly Social Distancing While Welcoming the USNS Comfort to the Big Apple

It looks like a lot of New Yorkers still need a lesson in social distancing as crowds packed the sidewalks near Pier 90 in New York City to catch a glimpse of the USNS Comfort arriving in town.

The US Navy hospital ship was deployed to the Big Apple to give aid to the healthcare workers who are helping in the midst of this crisis.

The ship arrived at 10:40am and journalists on the scene captured photos of onlookers snapping photos on their phones… and not everyone was six feet apart from each other.

Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s team had the NYPD get the crowds to disperse after they realized what was happened.

“The pictures made me realize it was happening and I reported it to detail who got involved,” City Hall spokesperson Freddi Goldstein said (via the New York Post). “This is a new reality for all of us and we’re all adjusting. The mayor and the police commissioner are in regular contact to make sure our officers understand this new ask of them, as well.”

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