The order’s are for all ‘non-essential business’ to cease operations…
The advice does mean people should stop leaving their home to seek food or exercise….
This IS a result of increased testing giving increased number’s of positive’s….
New York’s numbers in particular…
On Friday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo told New York’s 19 million residents to stay indoors as much as possible and ordered nonessential businesses to keep all of their workers home.
The measures, the state’s most drastic yet, come as confirmed coronavirus cases in New York topped 7,000, by far the most in the nation.
“These provisions will be enforced,” the governor said at a briefing in Albany. “These are not helpful hints.” They will take effect Sunday night.
Even as he told New Yorkers to stay indoors, Mr. Cuomo added that if they did go out — whether to do essential shopping or to exercise — they must stay six feet away from each other.
His new policy bans “all nonessential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason.”
The governor also announced strict rules for people over 70 and those who have underlying illnesses, allowing them to go outside only for solitary exercise, requiring them to wear masks when in the company of others and barring them from visiting households with multiple people, among other requirements.
For days, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City has pushed for a “shelter in place” order and the governor has repeatedly dismissed the idea, saying he would not quarantine New Yorkers in their homes.
On Friday, Mr. Cuomo chafed at calling this new order a “shelter in place” order, saying that term evoked active shooter situations and nuclear war.
“Words matter,” the governor said.
The number of confirmed cases stood at 7,102 on Friday morning, 4,408 of them in New York City, Mr. Cuomo said.
New York State, with only 6 percent of the country’s population, accounts for around half of the nationwide total of confirmed cases.
New York performed 10,000 tests overnight, bringing the total number of people tested in the state to 32,427. About 1,250 people are hospitalized, an 18 percent hospitalization rate, the governor said.
Mr. Cuomo said New York was now testing more people per capita than China or South Korea….
Grocery stores, food delivery, pharmacies, gas stations, laundromats and some other businesses will be exempted from the action. The governor’s office said it would release an updated list of “essential” workers and services later Friday.
The forthcoming executive order will also mandate that those in the “vulnerable population,” including the elderly, immune-compromised and those with underlying illnesses, stay indoors except for solitary exercise, pre-screen all visitors and aides by taking their temperatures, and not visit households with multiple people, Cuomo said.
All New Yorkers, meanwhile, must avoid non-essential gatherings and practice social distancing of at least six feet when in public….
Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered California’s 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely in the widest-ranging directive so far of any state as it grapples with a growing novel coronavirus epidemic that has killed 150 people nationwide.
The order late Thursday called on people to remain in their homes with exceptions only for essential travel. The move follows similar restrictions issued earlier this week for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Speaking at a late evening news conference in Sacramento, Newsom said his directive “goes into force and effect this evening and we are confident that the people of the state of California will abide by it, will do the right thing.”
The governor, a Democrat who took office just over a year ago, said Californians would “step up as they have over the last number of weeks to protect themselves, to protect their families and to protect the broader community in this great state and the world we reside in.”
He said compliance would rely heavily on “social pressure.”
No time frame was given for how long the order would remain in place….
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) will issue a “shelter in place” order Friday evening, sources told the Chicago Tribune.
The order would take place Saturday, requiring all 12.7 million residents to stay home with few exceptions. …
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) issued a new executive order Friday afternoon that all on-premises restaurant sales must cease, and all gyms and fitness centers must close. Restaurants can keep their kitchens open for takeout and delivery services only, a dramatic escalation from DeSantis’s announcement earlier this week that restaurants were permitted to stay open at 50-percent capacity…
Most primary ‘testing’ involves giving a fever test…
It is NOT a test specific to the Caronavirus…
Some ‘positive test’ hits are NOT actual positives FOR the specific Caronavirus…
Never the less?
A high fever means you you get a confirmation test right away or you. self quarantine and the worst part?…Who have been around?
Some people , like the New Orleans NFL coach…Had NO physical symptoms