New York City To Close Schools, Non-Essential Businesses In ‘Hot Spots” Seeing Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Written by on October 5, 2020

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday that New York City will be rewinding the opening of non-essential businesses and schools in areas that are seeing spikes in Covid-19 cases.  De Blasio said that zip codes that have a positivity rate of over 3% for COVID-19 in the last week will have to rollback their reopening.

Said de Blasio, “The plan is to rewind in these nine zip codes. To rewind, to go back, to address the problem by using the tools that we know work, which is to ensure that non-essential businesses are not open and a variety of activities are not happening. We’re obviously going to watch carefully to see if people moving around from community to community is having an effect,” he continued. “But to date, we do not see that happening on a wide scale.”

Last week, New York City saw it’s highest COVID-19 single day positivity rate since June. 

New York City to close schools, non-essential business in nine ‘hot spot’ ZIP codes

New York City is set to close schools and non-essential businesses in nine “hot spot” ZIP codes…
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