New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he will institute an executive order requiring New Yorkers to wear masks in public when not “social distancing” to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Residents will have three days to obtain a mask or cloth covering, Cuomo said.
“If you’re gonna be in public and you cannot maintain social distancing then have a mask and put the mask on when you are not in socially distanced places,” Cuomo explained.
A few of the examples of places where there is little to no social distancing Cuomo provided include public transportation, busy intersections, and busy sidewalks.
Cuomo added, “You’re right to go out for a walk in the park… fine, don’t infect me, you don’t have a right to infect me.”
There are currently 202,208 New Yorkers infected with the virus and 10,834 have died.