State moves fast to contain COVID-19 “hot spots”

State moves fast to contain COVID-19 “hot spots”

New York state is moving quickly to stop the spread of the coronavirus, announcing restrictions to be enforced in the hot spot zip codes and the surrounding communities for at least 14 days.  Currently none of the hot spots are Long Island, but there are three communities in Nassau County; Inwood, Lawrence and Cedarhurst, that are close enough to the Queens/Far Rockaway cluster that they will see some new restrictions through the Cluster Action Initiative.

According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office “In Orange Zones, mass gatherings are limited to ten people (indoor and outdoor), high-risk non-essential businesses are closed, schools are remote-only and houses of worship are at 33 percent capacity (up to 25 people maximum). In Yellow Zones, mass gatherings are limited to 25 people (indoor and outdoor), schools are open with increased testing, businesses are open and houses of worship are limited to 50 percent capacity.”

 

Photo credit: (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via AP, File)