Queens cluster #1:
Queens cluster #2:
The new rules go into effect as soon as tomorrow and no later than Friday. They will be in place for at least 2 weeks.
In red areas, mass gatherings will be banned, non-essential businesses will be ordered to close, dining will be limited to takeout only, schools will be closed, and houses of worship will be limited to 10 people.
In orange areas that surround the red areas, mass gatherings will be limited to 10 people, high risk businesses will be ordered to close, dining will be limited to outdoor only with 4 people per table, schools will be closed, and houses of worship will be limited to 25 people.
Today we establish clear limits for areas where we see high positivity: The Cluster Action Initiative.
Locations will be categorized either Red, Orange, or Yellow, based on proximity to the cluster.
The severity of the problem will determine the response. pic.twitter.com/707FYGHB0g
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 6, 2020
Red areas include neighborhoods with a COVID-19 positivity rate above 3% for 7 consecutive days:
Updated list of ZIP codes with high positivity rates.
No matter where you live, you should take COVID seriously.
Be especially alert if you live in one of these areas.
NYS will continue to track clusters, focus testing in these areas of concern and enforce compliance. pic.twitter.com/uGTWUMFChE
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 5, 2020
Orange areas include areas nearby red locations:
Areas at risk of becoming red include:
What do you think of Governor Cuomo’s actions?