COVID Live Updates: NYC Moves to Reopening Phase 4; CDC delays school orientation

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NEW YORK (WABC) – New York City will reopen on Monday, said Governor Andrew Cuomo, which means each region of the state will enter the final reopening phase.Phase 4 means that schools can reopen, professional sports can play without fans, television and film production can resume, and outdoor activities like zoos and botanical gardens can accommodate visitors with reduced capacity.

The governor previously announced that shopping centers and museums will not reopen.

“Look at the states that opened quickly and look at New York where we had a gradual reopening,” said Cuomo. “We feel very good about what we have done. ”

Cuomo said the state is now waiting for a second wave in the state brought on by visitors from elsewhere.

“Any epidemic anywhere is an epidemic everywhere,” said Cuomo. “The virus is spreading across the country, is getting worse and it will have an effect in New York. ”

Earlier, the mayor of Blasio in New York presented what phase 4 will look like.

Here are more headlines today:

CALIFORNIA ORDERS ONLINE SCHOOL ONLY IN HARD-HIT COUNTIES
California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered public schools in the hardest-hit counties in the state to switch to online courses only. In order to resume classroom instruction in person, a county must have been off the state’s COVID-19 watch list for 14 consecutive days. County districts on the watch list can only take distance courses.CDC DELAYS NEW ORIENTATION ON SCHOOL REOPENING
Additional guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the reopening of schools will not be released until the end of July, a spokesperson for ABC News confirmed.

“Documents from the CDC’s safe schools will not be released this week, but the full package will be released before the end of the month,” said the spokesman. “These science-based and evidence-based resources and tools will provide additional information for administrators, teachers and staff, parents, caregivers and guardians as we work together toward the public health goal of opening up safe schools this fall.

President Trump said the existing guidelines for schools, which required things like masks and 6 feet of distance between students, were too difficult and costly to implement.

TRAVEL SURVEY IN NJ
New Jersey will now require travelers from other states to the state to complete an electronic survey. After completing a survey, a health service representative will call them and remind them of the 14-day voluntary quarantine. Compliance is expected. Signs will be placed at airports to provide information to travelers from Monday.
The survey will be accessible by:
– SMS NJTRAVEL au 898211
– Visit: http://covid19.nj.gov/njtravel
– Scanning of a QR code on airport posters

NJ RELIEF FUNDS
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed a law giving his administration the full power to borrow essential funds to guarantee the basic services the state will rely on at the end of the pandemic.

Murphy also created the governor’s office for disaster recovery. This office will serve as a central point of contact and coordination for COVID-19 recovery programs funded by the CARES Act and other sources of federal funding.

A COVID-19 compliance working group will be chaired by NJ supervisor Kevin Walsh to:
– Examine all purchases related to COVID above a certain dollar threshold
– Ensure internal controls
– Provide compliance training to all agencies receiving COVID-19 funding

NYC ALTERNATIVE PARKING
Alternative secondary parking will resume on July 20 for the week. People will not need to move their vehicle multiple times, just on the last day posted on their side of the street on posted signs.

TRAVEL NURSES THINK ABOUT
More than 4,000 travel nurses came to New York to work in public hospitals at the height of the pandemic. Now that they are back home, some of them are reflecting on what they have experienced and what else could be done to help protect patients and frontline workers in the event of a second hatching.

FIRST-LINE HEROES CLAIMED WITH PARKING TICKETS
Dozens of New York City nurses, presented as heroes during the pandemic, are now facing a battle with the city’s parking tickets. nurses say the problem is that they didn’t have time to go out at mid-shift to move their cars because they were busy in the hospital to save lives. Eyewitness News spoke exclusively to several RNs who say the tickets were not left on their windshields.

GEORGIA GOV. SUES ON THE MANDATE OF THE ATLANTA MASK
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is suing the mayor and Atlanta city council to prevent the city from enforcing its mandate to wear a mask in public and other rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kemp said that all state residents should wear masks in public to curb the spread of the virus, but he will not apply it by decree.

FLORIDA ANNOUNCES 11,548 NEW CASES
Cases in Florida have continued to increase, with 11,548 new cases reported from the state in the past 24 hours, according to the state Department of Health.

There were also 128 additional deaths, bringing the total to 4,910, according to the department. More than 20,000 are hospitalized.

CASES THROUGH THE UNITED STATES
There were more than 436,000 new cases of coronavirus in the United States from last Thursday to Wednesday, marking an 18.4% increase from the previous week, according to an internal FEMA note obtained by ABC News.

The national test positivity rate has also dropped from 9.4% to 9.9% in the past seven days and the case fatality rate has reached 3.9%, the note said.

NEW YORK DELAYS THE START OF SECONDARY SPORTS
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has voted to delay the official start date for the fall 2020 sports season, cancel the fall 2020 regional and state championships, and prepare to put in place operates a condensed season calendar in January 2021 if it is high.
school sports remain banned throughout 2020 due to COVID-19. The decision was made on the recommendation of the NYSPHSAA COVID-19 task force.

NY CRACKDOWN ON BARS, RESTAURANTS
Governor Cuomo announced Thursday a new “three strikes” policy that will force bars and restaurants to close after receiving three quotes for failing to follow the rules, including wearing a mask and separating people at 6 feet ( 2 meters). Cuomo said the state had filed thousands of complaints in addition to “significant evidence of non-compliance” among restaurants and businesses, particularly in the south of the state. He said “gross violations” can always result in the immediate loss of a liquor license and warned that the state would publish the names of the restaurants and bars in violation.

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