Rising COVID-19 an infection charges may imply that a part of Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island may face new restrictions on actions this week.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the warning Sunday in a press briefing.
“We have a number of communities which can be within the warning observe,” Cuomo stated. “Right now … until they dramatically change the trajectory of the an infection charge, this week, they are going to go into these zones. Parts of Staten Island will go into an orange zone. Parts of Staten Island will go into crimson zone on the present charge.”
The governor singled out Staten Island as a specific fear.
“Staten Island is a significant issue,” Cuomo stated. “Staten Island can be an issue by way of overburdening hospitals, and we’re operating right into a hospital capability difficulty on Staten Island that we’ve to need to be coping with in coming days.”
The Upper Manhattan space, in addition to Nassaul and Suffolk countires on Long Island, shall be focused for a yellow zone. Those zones imply in-person eating and outside eating and gatherings are restricted to 4 folks per desk, to a most of 10, with indoor capability set at 25 p.c, the present indoor restrict.
The added restrictions would be a part of these ordered final week, when the Governor mandated that bars and eating places with liquor licenses shut at 10 PM.
Houses of worship would stay at 50 p.c capability in yellow zones. Schools can stay open, however solely with obligatory testing. New York City public faculties are closed.
The orders are in need of probably the most restrictive crimson zone, which might ban outside eating and restrict eating places to take-out and edelivery. Nonessential companies must shut and home of worship can be restricted to 10 folks.