Amid increasing COVID-19 cases nationally and a crackdown on a marriage in Brooklyn that allegedly planned to have 10,000 attendees, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced a new plan for combating COVID-19 to the autumn and winter by targeting micro-clusters.
Cuomo stated that targeting coronavirus wouldn’t more be at the regional level, but”block-by-block.”
“For fall we’re likely to set up a micro-cluster strategy. We’ve been targeting all of our activities … statewide… or we reopened to a regional level. We’re going to examine it block-by-block,” he explained. “We’ve got the information so particular that we can not show it since it may violate privacy requirements. We all know precisely where the new instances are coming from.”
Cuomo stated Orange, Rockland, Queens, and Brooklyn counties comprise micro-clusters.
Cuomo also detailed how New York state officials have broken down to a planned wedding Williamsburg they allege could have attracted together”up of 10,000 people”
The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office tipped off police to the Monday wedding that would have happened away from the country’s bunch zones in Brooklyn.
The governor stated micro-clusters will be announced”red zones” Areas flowing reddish zones could be deemed”orange zones” determined by COVID-19 bunch density and regions outside buffer zones could be”yellow zones,” additionally based on audience density.
The only response is more authorities,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo also announced that beginning Oct. 23, film theaters beyond New York City could reopen at 25 percent capacity with around 50 individuals per display. Mandatory social bookmarking and also other precautions would likewise be enforced.
New York has among the lowest infection rates in the country, the governor stated, in a 1.1% typical on Saturday, just like two weeks ago.
Cuomo also expressed hope that a vaccine could become accessible during the winter but stated he was also worried about the”complicated government dilemma” of administering a vaccine.