COVID Live Updates: NYC’s COVID-19 relief fund exceeds $ 54 million; more states added to NY quarantine list

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NEW YORK (WABC) – Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the city’s COVID-19 emergency fund has raised $ 54.5 million. The money will be used to help frontline workers and vulnerable New Yorkers. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that four more states will be added to the New York quarantine list.People from Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin will also now be required to quarantine for 14 days. 1.5% of Monday’s COVID-19 tests were positive in New York State and 5 people died.

Meanwhile, Governor Cuomo has introduced the formula that will be used to reopen schools across the state, even if the state of California closes its restaurants and indoor bars as part of a COVID resurgence.

Cuomo said that a region must be in phase 4 and that the daily infection rate must remain below 5% using an average of 14 days to reopen schools in New York.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy appeared on “GMA” Tuesday morning to discuss his state’s response to coronavirus cases in his state and across the country. He was asked if he would be joining New York to impose heavy fines for travelers who do not comply with the new regulations. Murphy said New Jersey “would do it its way.”

COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND
New York’s COVID-19 emergency fund raised $ 54.5 million. The money will be used to help frontline workers and vulnerable New Yorkers.

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the current situation the worst economic crisis in 90 years since the Great Depression. New York First Lady Chirlane McCray described some of the programs that will benefit from the funds, such as the restaurant revitalization program and microgrants for victims of domestic violence, the immigrant assistance fund and the homelessness program. for young people.

REOPENING OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
The Empire State Building Observatory will reopen on July 20 after a $ 165 million renovation.

Officials say tours will initially be limited to New York State Phase 4 capacity guidelines and that crowds will be avoided by switching to scheduled online reservations only. The reduced capacity and the lack of out-of-town tourists will create a unique “New York for New Yorkers” experience. ”

CALIFORNIA STOPS INDOOR DINING ROOM AND BARS
The state of California is closing restaurants and bars amid a spate of coronavirus cases. Outdoor meals and take-out meals are always permitted.

All counties must also close all interior operations in cellars, tasting rooms, cinemas, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and game rooms.

Los Angeles public school campuses will also not reopen this fall. The country’s second largest school system will continue online learning until further notice.

NEW JERSEY TRANSIT
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said that increased ridership as people return to work led him to lift the capacity restriction by 50% on NJ Transit. The decree is in effect at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The masks must be worn on NJ Transit, in indoor stations and in outdoor stations where social distancing is not possible.

NJ ELECTIONS
Governor Murphy signed another executive order suspending the requirement for municipal and county political parties to hold reorganization meetings Monday or Tuesday this week. All the next scheduled elections are postponed to the general elections of November 3.

UPTICK À WESTFIELD, NJ
The mayor of Westfield, New Jersey, said an increase in the number of cases in the community has been linked to people going to parties. Eleven cases announced on Saturday concerned the 18-25 age group.

Mayor Shelley Brindle said parents and families should reconsider organizing or attending graduation parties.

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