What to know
- The Port Authority will begin paying fines of up to $ 50 to people starting Monday for failing to wear face-coverings at any of its various facilities; It comes that travel is expected to be heavy before the holidays
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is also concerned with the threat of leave; Over the weekend, he unveiled a comprehensive new entry testing policy for visitors to New York that replaces the previous quarantine list
- People must provide one and one negative COVID test before they arrive in New York and three days later; If they fall, they must complete a 14-day quarantine. The rules do not apply to NJ, CT or PA
“These are dangerous times.”
This message was from the village. Andrew Kyomo gave the Coronovirus Front for New Yorkers on Monday. He leads a state with the second lowest positivity rate in the nation, according to Johns Hopkins data, but no state is untouched by American growth.
“We need to be on high alert as they have reported to be admitted to more than 1,000 coveted hospitals,” Cuomo told reporters in a conference call on Monday.
Recently risen nationwide – single-day US case records that broke five records in a week – have come to terms with New York’s own cluster fight. While those areas have progressed, steady offtake continues. New York now meets Quomo’s prior limit for inclusion on the quarantine list (10.43 new cases per 100,000 on a seven-day average rolling as of Sunday).
They have left that list. Instead of trying to quarantine every state, some of which cannot be separated from New York due to proximity, Cuomo unveiled a comprehensive new testing policy over the weekend. The current reality is only more threatened with the approach of the holiday season, which means more travel.
Daily percentage of positive tests by New York region
The government has divided Andrew Cuomo into 10 areas for testing purposes and tracks positivity rates to identify potential hotspots. Here is the latest tracking data for the region and the five boroughs. For the latest county-level results statewide, click here
To help ensure compliance with state lines, the Port Authority says no person wears masks in their facilities, including Manhattan, PATH and Airtrain stations, and a bus terminal in Oculus, beginning Monday. The ones have a fine of $ 50.
The agency says it will continue to insist on voluntary compliance at first, but has moved to more aggressive action in New York, New Jersey and the United States, given the increase in recent cases.
New York City reported its second-highest daily new case average on Monday (593), a number described as Mayor Bill de Blasio. It was the second time in four days that the average hit about 600 hits. The daily positivity rate also stood at 2.1 percent, another “worrying” number according to the mayor.
The seven-day rolling positivity average, which de Blasio calls the city’s current “most objective measure” of standing in a war against coronoviruses, was 1.81 percent, which has been around for the past two weeks or so.
“That number tells with some consistency where we’ve been for the past few weeks. We want to turn the tide now. With all the outreach and wearing face masks and social distancing and testing, we want to knock down seven. Daytime rolling average, ”de Blasio said on Monday. “We are keeping a very close watch on the situation because we are clearly at a point where there has been an increase in recent weeks and we take it very seriously.”
New Jersey has experienced significant case growth over the last month in almost the entire state. Gov. Phil Murphy points to small domestic celebrations as a cumbersome source of new cases. However Sober Murphy at times said that he is open for another shutdown. If that happens, he says he cannot control what people do behind closed doors of their homes.
He said that this is a big part of the concern. Like other tri-state governors, Murphy has urged the people of New Jersey to avoid holiday travel unless absolutely necessary. He said he would discuss it later this week.
Despite its recent struggles, New Jersey continues to have a better quarter of states as a positive, although it has a transmission rate above 1 to 1, which some would call an “active outbreak.” According to Johns Hopkins data in New York, vaccinations occur between the second and third lowest positivity rates in the nation. Nevertheless, both states know how fast the virus can get dangerously out of control.
Last week, Murphy gave a tight reality check to the people of his state. He said that the second wave of coronaviruses is no longer a theoretical one.
“It’s coming. And it’s coming now,” he said.
Schools, by and large, have been a bright spot in New Jersey and New York as far as transition is concerned. New Jersey has reported several “outbreaks” involving K-12 school transmissions, although overall cases are few.
In New York City, de Blasio has said that less than 1 percent of teachers and students tested as part of the state’s required random weekly and monthly tests have been positive. Monday marks the beginning of a two-week window where parents, who opt for distance education as a whole to begin the year, may return mixedly.
Mixed opt-in will be allowed on a quarterly basis for remote families. To learn more, visit the city’s Department of Education website.
Several dozen schools in the red and orange zones that had to switch all-remote due to Cuomo’s micro-cluster program can now reopen if students and staff test negative. Then, a quarter of a school’s population requires weekly testing. When asked about those schools on Monday, de Blasio said the city was assessing the plan. He has previously been concerned about what happens within Brooklyn’s Red Zone – and he said that given the numbers, there may be some loosening of sanctions soon.
If schools were moved to yellow areas instead of red or orange, the requirement would be a weekly randomized trial of students and staff only.