Markets continue to nosedive despite federal assistance, cases of coronavirus don’t appear to be slowing down yet, and the entire world is social distancing (Netflix buying opportunity, anyone?) in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
All of this lack of certainty and control has led Governors of the hardly affected tri-state area to ban crowds over 50.
Following the leads of other governors and mayors, the governor of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey announced there will be no crowds with gatherings over 50 anywhere; casinos will close Monday night regionwide, as well as movie theaters and gyms. Bars and restaurants will be limited to take-out and delivery only as of 8 p.m. Monday. The temporary closures will remain in effect for as long as necessary to protect public health.
Grocery stores will stay open and you’ll still be able to satisfy your toilet paper fetish.
And given all we know about President Donald Trump’s botched response and criminally partisan response to coronavirus as other nations (even those sh*thole ones) have been effective, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a not subtle shot at our hoax of a president.
“This is not a war that can be won alone, which is why New York is partnering with our neighboring states to implement a uniform standard that not only keeps our people safe but also prevents ‘state shopping’ where residents of one state travel to another and vice versa,” Cuomo said on a joint conference call with the two other governors. “I have called on the federal government to implement nationwide protocols but in their absence, we are taking this on ourselves.”
Given a complete and utter lack of leadership in DC, states appear to be stepping up to the plate as they try to grapple with this pandemic, especially when it comes to protecting health care workers.