Two days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced schools would be closed until April 15, he extended New York state’s pause to that same date.
This means all non-essential workforce are directed to work from home until April 15. Cuomo first issued the stay-at-home order on March 22.
“We will re-evaluate every two weeks,” the governor wrote on Twitter.
As the coronavirus spreads rapidly, New York continues to be a hotbed for the virus. As of Sunday morning, there were 59,513 confirmed cases in the state, Suffolk County accounting for 5,023 of those positive tests.
Due to high number of COVID-19 numbers in the tri-state area, the CDC issued a travel advisory.
“The CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately,” the agency wrote on its website on Saturday.