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Stories and information in our region on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lamont and Cuomo To Nonessential Personnel: Stay Home!

John Minchillo
Associated Press
Flier on NYC Subway urging non-essential personnel to stay home

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in this region:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has mandated that all nonessential businesses end “in office personnel functions” effective Sunday night. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont issued a similar executive order requiring non-essential personnel to stay home.

Cuomo also announced a 90-day moratorium on residential or commercial evictions. 

New York has at least 35 deaths due to the coronavirus. The state has at least 7,100 confirmed cases — about 45 percent of the nationwide total. However, local health officials have since reported more, with at least 459 in Suffolk, 754 in Nassau, and 1,091 in Westchester. 

Connecticut has at least four deaths due to the coronavirus, and reports 194 confirmed cases. 122 are in Fairfield County. 40 people remain hospitalized.

Read the latest on WSHU’s coronavirus coverage here

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