BREAKING: New York, New Jersey And Connecticut Release Emergency Update On Social Gatherings And Business Closures

By Chris “Badger” Thomas at Breaking First

Governors in the nation’s largest metro area have collectively decided to shutter bars, restaurants and movie theaters in an attempt to stem the growing number of coronavirus cases.

 

The governors of New YorkNew Jersey, and Connecticut said that they are working to limit crowd capacity for recreational and social gatherings to 50 people starting at 8 p.m. on Monday throughout the tri-state area.  Fox News

 

“Our primary goal right now is to slow the spread of this virus so that the wave of new infections doesn’t crash our healthcare system, and everyone agrees social distancing is the best way to do that,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “This is not a war that can be won alone, which is why New York is partnering with our neighboring states to implement a uniform standard that not only keeps our people safe but also prevents ‘state shopping’ where residents of one state travel to another and vice versa.”

 

They seem to be following other states that have implemented the same curfews and emergency standards which I am sure more will follow and at some point we may see federal standards released.

 

As local New York Fox 5 reported in New York:

 

In New York, Gov. Cuomo announced that rules would be waived to allow wineries, distilleries, and bars to sell liquor through delivery during the shutdown.

 

New York City bars and restaurants were already set to shut their dining rooms and take up their barstools Tuesday morning, under a plan that Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday.

 

Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington state also are among places that have ordered bars to close and restaurants to stop dine-in service.

 

Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.

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