COVID Live Updates: New York Governor Cuomo says entertainment venues and comedy clubs are too dangerous to reopen


NEW YORK (WABC) – Concert halls like Madison Square Garden and comedy clubs are still too dangerous to reopen, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday. “I’m not in this job to make people suffer, so help me God, I want to say yes to everything,” he said. “I want to see the jobs and the economy come back… We are not out of the woods. Everyone feels confident, well. Cocky is no good, and we’re still in it. “Cuomo says it’s also important to see what’s going on with colleges and kids returning to school, and with numbers already on the rise, it’s important to keep an eye on everything before reopening others. things that he says aren’t “essential.” “The rule is, you don’t want to go over the 1% infection rate,” he said. “Open up as much as you can to stay at 1%, that’s what I do… on the gas pedal as far as I can push it without going over the speed limit. ”

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Updated Tri-State Travel Advisories
One territory has been added to the tri-state travel advisory that requires travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days, while six states have been removed, officials said on Tuesday. Puerto Rico now meets the quarantine settings, which apply to anyone arriving from an area with a positive test rate greater than 10 per 100,000 population on a 7-day moving average or an area with a positivity rate of 10% or more on a 7-Day Moving Average. California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada and Ohio have been deleted.

Cuomo is not canceling Halloween tricks
Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he will not cancel Halloween in New York State, mirroring a similar pledge from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy last week. Cuomo said he would give parents “my advice and my advice,” but then it will be up to them to decide whether the kids are going to do tricks or misfortunes.

“I would not ban traffickers from going door to door,” Cuomo said in a telephone interview with News 12 Long Island. “I don’t think it’s appropriate. You have neighbors. If you want to go knock on your neighbors’ doors, God bless you. ”

NJ High School puts sports and extracurricular activities on hiatus after big party in the woods
A large gathering of students without masks or social distancing prompted a high school in New Jersey to end all athletic and extracurricular activities. After school activities are on hiatus at Verona High School for at least two weeks following the party in the woods and reports of a possible coronavirus case. Verona had already gone virtual, with students spending hours at home learning from a distance. But now, many of them have lost their outlet in group sports, activities and practice after a weekend party where it seems the proper precautions weren’t being taken.

Paul Rudd challenges young people to “hide”
Actor Paul Rudd says he’s got a challenge for Millennials – he wants you to “Mask Up, America.” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today released the latest “Mask Up, America” ​​campaign video featuring Rudd. The two-minute video is aimed at young adults to educate them about the importance of wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect themselves and others.

New York mayor says companies should start planning for workers’ return
As the kids head back to school in the suburbs and next Monday in New York City, some wonder when they’ll be asked to return to work. Some companies like JP Morgan Chase and L’Oréal have already asked workers to come back in person. But Mayor Bill de Blasio said he believes the city is planning to figure this out. He said the city with 380,000 employees, bringing them back will have a very big impact on the city.

“I think everyone should start the process now to figure out how to do this,” he said.

New York teachers raise new concerns about school readiness
There are real concerns that some teachers in New York City are refusing to show up for the first day of class due to concerns about the safety of COVID-19. During a protest Monday in Brooklyn, teachers highlighted their concern that a handful of schools in the city still lack adequate ventilation. The United Teachers’ Federation (UFT) also says that 2,000 more teachers recruited by the city to cover the new mix of in-person and virtual learning is not enough.

4 COVID-19 cases reported in New York freshman dormitory
Four New York University students have now tested positive for COVID-19. School officials say they all live in the freshman dormitory, Rubin Hall, in Greenwich Village. The 400 residents of the building have been asked to quarantine themselves at least until the end of Tuesday.

Piece of antibody found to neutralize virus
There is a silver lining in the treatment and possibly prevention of COVID-19. Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh say they have identified a small piece of an antibody that neutralizes the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. They used the molecule to create a drug that they believe can treat and even prevent the spread of the virus. The researchers say the drug has been tested on mice and hamsters.

Lobby for the flu shot in New York
New York City is urging residents to “get the flu shot” in a new city-wide advertising campaign. People will notice advertisements on subways, bus shelters, Staten Island ferries, neighborhood businesses, television news, radio and elsewhere. “We are doing it not only for ourselves but for everyone,” said Mayor de Blasio.
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