Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to close schools and non-essential businesses in 9 zip codes that have seen a spike in coronavirus cases.
“We have to take strategic action now to protect everyone, over 8 million New Yorkers who are depending on this virus to be held in check,” de Blasio said.
The areas are located in Brooklyn and Queens and have seen a positivity rate above 3 percent for at least 7 straight days. If approved by the state, the closures would begin on Wednesday.
“The goal here is to do everything we can to stop something bigger from happening right now,” de Blasio said.
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