NY, NJ, CT ban gatherings of over 50 people

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have announced there will be statewide bans on all gatherings over 50 people.

News 12 Staff

Mar 16, 2020, 2:28 PM

Updated 1,524 days ago

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The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have announced are statewide bans on all gatherings over 50 people.
The governors made the announcement during a joint media conference call Monday.

Casinos, gyms, racetracks and movie theaters were ordered to close at 8 p.m. Monday. In addition, all bars and dine-in restaurants in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will close amid coronavirus concerns. Take-out service will still be available.
The move follows other states that have put the ban in place.
Meanwhile, all New York City and Connecticut public schools are closed, as well as all schools on Long Island.
Gov. Cuomo is going to set up mobile testing facilities on Long Island, in Rockland County and on Staten Island based on the success of the facility in New Rochelle.
The governor is also discussing plans to utilize the National Guard to help build additional medical facilities with pre-existing buildings to handle the influx of COVID-19 patients.
All park fees are waived. There will be temporary changes to the liquor laws that will allow the off-site sale of alcohol for bars, distilleries and wineries. This is to help protect businesses during the coronavirus-related closures.
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