Governor Cuomo announced today, April 16, that New York’s PAUSE lockdown will be extended to May 15.
This means that non-essential workers must continue to stay home and that social distancing rules will remain in place (only leave home for essentials and be sure to stay at least six feet away from others). The original PAUSE “stay at home” order first went into effect on March 20.
This comes in addition to his mandate yesterday that all New Yorkers must wear face coverings while out in public. Today he added that you MUST wear a face covering or mask when on public transportation, in for-hire vehicles (Uber/Lyft/Taxi), and if you are a bus/train operator or a driver of a for-hire vehicle. These rules go into effect on Friday at 8PM.
“The policies and rules we have put in place are challenging and hard,” the Governor said. “But I trust New Yorkers. Social distancing works and it’s thanks to all of you. I know that New Yorkers will do the right thing because we are New York Tough.”
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