New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered Friday that all employers need to keep workers at home in an effort to combat the growing cases of Coronavirus in the state. However, he noted that essential services would continue to operate, according to the Associated Press.
Hospitals in New York are running short of ventilators, which is essential to treating the most severe cases of Coronavirus. According to the New York Post, “several years ago after learning that the Empire State’s stockpile of medical equipment had 16,000 fewer ventilators than the 18,000 New Yorkers would need in a severe pandemic, state public-health leaders came to a fork in the road.”
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) March 20, 2020
BREAKING: New York governor orders all employers to keep workers at home, except essential services; bans gatherings of any size. https://t.co/DhDvCf3zkg
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 20, 2020