Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing continued backlash and accusations of hypocrisy for ordering travelers from certain states to go into quarantine upon entering NY, after he once threatened legal action against a state that tried doing the same to New Yorkers. Advertisement According to data from Johns Hopkins University last updated on June 28, nine states now have positive test rates greater than 10%: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah, and Texas.
"The most strident Trump supporters, the most strident ideologues - Texas, Florida - are doing a pirouette and there is nothing amusing about the pirouette", Cuomo said of his fellow governors.
The student returned from Florida, where COVID-19 cases have been spiking in recent days, and began showing symptoms after attending the ceremony last weekend.
New York, at one time the epicenter of the outbreak of the virus, has more than 397,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
New Yorkers also were allowed to claim their benefits if they were home caring for someone infected by COVID-19.
While some locally hoped to open as part of "Phase 2", they were pushed back to "Phase 4", before being removed from that phase as the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier approached it. That a virus spreads in closed indoor areas that have air-conditioned systems.
Earlier Monday, Cuomo warned that he's considering slowing down the reopenings of malls and indoor dining during a call-in interview with NY1. The state is reviewing data about indoor dining, about the risk-reward of indoor dining.
"A number of cities and states have unfortunately been moving in the wrong direction and we do see a nexus to a particular problem, we all love indoor dining, but we also see problems related with indoor dining", de Blasio told reporters during a press conference Monday.
After noting that outdoor dining has "worked very well all across the state", including New York City, Cuomo said that he has spoken to restaurant owners about the risk reward on indoor dining. "It's indoor dining in New York City where you have an issue with social distancing".
"Be smart, wear a mask, stay New York Tough!" He added the filter will also be recommended for offices.