State expands COVID-19 testing to all New Yorkers; indoor dining in NYC on hold
by Jana Barnello & WHAM Staff/cnycentra.com
NEW YORK N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York is expanding its COVID-19 testing capacity to all New Yorkers – while also putting the brakes on indoor dining in the New York City region.
Due to what he said was a lack of citizen compliance, a lack of local government enforcement – and spikes of cases in other states – phase three dining will be postponed. Again, this is only in the New York City region for now; other regions in the state are not impacted by this update.
The governor warned about increasing problems in the New York City region, saying citizen compliance with COVID-19 guidance is slipping – calling it a “very real problem”. He also criticized local governments in the region for failing to adequately enforce those guidelines. Without that enforcement, Cuomo cautioned the virus could end up spreading again.
He added that, while there have been compliance issues “across the state”, local governments and citizens, on the whole, have been stepping up to help enforce the guidelines.