Could New York State shut down again?

New York state shut down its economy all together back in March of 2020. In May, some parts of Upstate New York began a gradual reopening with New York City joining in Phase 1 in mid-June. Then suddenly in July and especially now many states outside of the Northeastern United States primarily in the South and Southwest have seen rising cases. Is New York still open because of the gradual reopening procedures that were in place by Governor Andrew Cuomo? I am impressed that we as a state are so far moving forward albeit at a slow pace, many people are still staying home and the party atmosphere is a lot more relaxed compared to the South and in Florida. I think many parties happen in Florida because it is a hot state, unlike New York which is laid back once you drive away from New York City and into the suburbs. What would happen if the New York state shuts down for a second time? Do you think it could happen? 

2 Answers

  • 3 months ago

    You're a bit behind the times. Southern states have brought down their infection rates. The trouble spots recently have been in North and South Dakota (probably because of the Sturgis rally) and across the midwest. If people would just wear their masks, we could get this thing under control. 

  • 3 months ago

    It's possible if there's a second wave and new cases take off there.

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