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..
I am asking healthcare workers across the country:
If things are not urgent in your own community, please come to New York.
We need relief for nurses. We need relief for doctors.
If you can, help us: https://t.co/hr8dG89QK2
We will return the favor in your hour of need.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 30, 2020
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.”
These paramedics and EMTs came to New York City for one reason: to save lives.
To everyone who has come to help us confront the COVID-19 crisis: pic.twitter.com/pnpPOdzOtx
— City of New York (@nycgov) April 3, 2020
featured image source: Instagram / @southwestair