New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a bill signing ceremony in New York, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Cuomo was joined by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as he signed a “red flag” bill, which attempts to prevent people who present a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or owning a gun. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Well, here we go.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that they are calling in the National Guard to have a quarantine containment of the town of New Rochelle because of a cluster of cases in the town.
So he says they are going to create a 1-mile containment area and have a satellite testing area in the containment area. They are closing schools and businesses for two weeks.
Cuomo said they would be using the National Guard to clean the town and help out with things like delivering food.
NY Gov. Cuomo explains new containment measures in New Rochelle; announces deployment of National Guard to assist in the area. pic.twitter.com/kJHI7LCRsT
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 10, 2020
“It is a dramatic action, but it is the largest cluster of cases in the country,” he said at a news conference. “The numbers are going up unabated, and we do need a special public health strategy for New Rochelle.”
New Rochelle is at the center of an outbreak of 108 cases in Westchester County, out of 173 statewide as of Tuesday. New York City has 36 cases, while its population is more than 100 times that of New Rochelle.
Despite new containment policy, Metro-North will continue to service the New Rochelle train station, MTA says
— Dana Rubinstein (@danarubinstein) March 10, 2020
Now it’s good they’re going to try to contain a cluster, but it’s definitely going to make more folks nervous about it.
It apparently may trace back to a very active attorney.
Cuomo says all 57 #coronavirus cases in Westchester County are in connection to a New Rochelle attorney who attended crowded events at his local synagogue.
— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) March 7, 2020