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NYC Lockdown Effective 8:00 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020

The information on this page comes courtesy of the Office of the Governor of New York State. It arrives upon NY Governor Andrew Cuomo of his latest ‘PAUSE’ Executive Order issued for the sake of Density Reduction.

Governor Cuomo puts ‘New York State on PAUSE’ Lowering Allowable Non-Essential Business Workforce to 0% Effective 8:00 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020.


The Governor's 10-point NYS on PAUSE plan is as follows:

  1. Effective at 8PM on Sunday, March 22, all non-essential businesses statewide will be closed;

  2. Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time;

  3. Any concentration of individuals outside their home must be limited to workers providing essential services and social distancing should be practiced;

  4. When in public individuals must practice social distancing of at least six feet from others;

  5. Businesses and entities that provide other essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least six feet;

  6. Individuals should limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and avoid activities where they come in close contact with other people;

  7. Individuals should limit use of public transportation to when absolutely necessary and should limit potential exposure by spacing out at least six feet from other riders;

  8. Sick individuals should not leave their home unless to receive medical care and only after a telehealth visit to determine if leaving the home is in the best interest of their health;

  9. Young people should also practice social distancing and avoid contact with vulnerable populations; and

  10. Use precautionary sanitizer practices such as using isopropyl alcohol wipes.

"Matilda's Law" includes the following rules for vulnerable populations:

  • Remain indoors;

  • Can go outside for solitary exercise;

  • Pre-screen all visitors and aides by taking their temperature and seeing if person is exhibiting other flu-like symptoms;

  • Do not visit households with multiple people;

  • Wear a mask when in the company of others;

  • To the greatest extent possible, everyone in the presence of vulnerable people should wear a mask;

  • Always stay at least six feet away from individuals; and

  • Do not take public transportation unless urgent and absolutely necessary.

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