Cuomo Bans All Nonessential Businesses as Cases Soar by Nearly 2,000 in NYC
New York – All nonessential businesses and those that require people to work close to each other is now banned in New York and nearby states as the number of new cases reported in New York City ballooned by nearly 2,000 coronavirus cases.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with his counterparts in New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania announced the new density reduction restrictions to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
All barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors, nail salons, hair removal services, and related personal care services will be closed effective 8 o’clock Motzei Shabbos since these services cannot be provided while maintaining social distance.
Coming in the heels of other restrictions, the only permitted activities at this time are grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential operations.
“We have to do it, we have to be serious,” Cuomo told reporters. “Everyone has personal freedom and everyone has personal liberty and I’ll always protect that. But everyone also has a responsibility to everyone else.”
The new orders come as the coronavirus case count stands at over 7,100 cases across the state — with more than 4,400 in New York City.
Photo by: (Darren McGee- Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)