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21,000 Out-Of-State Medical Workers Are Coming To New York To Help Fight COVID-19

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

21,000 Out-Of-State Medical Workers Are Coming To New York To Help Fight COVID-19

Americans from all over the country are coming to NYC’s aid during the COVID-19 crisis.

After calling for other states to help, Governor Cuomo said yesterday (April 2) that 21,000 healthcare workers from out of state volunteered to come to New York City to work in hospitals that are quickly becoming overburdened.

“God Bless America,” the governor said at a press conference. “I thank them, I thank their patriotism, I thank their dedication and passion to their mission of public health. These are beautiful, generous people.”

He has also been transferring upstate medical staff downstate to help NYC hospital workers..

Take a look at these workers making their way from Atlanta:

The state has also ensured that New Yorkers will return the favor and travel to other states when they have reached their apex of cases of the virus.

“This is going to effect every place in this country,” Cuomo continued. “We are in some ways the first major encounter. We’re learning, we’ll get the experience, and we will return the favor. When your community needs help, New Yorkers will be there. You have my personal word on that.”

featured image source: Instagram / @southwestair