New York extends stay-at-home order through May 15

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced that the state’s stay-at-home order was extended through May 15. Cuomo said that the order was helping to reduce the state’s hospitalization and intubation rates, but not enough to lift the order. According to Cuomo, New York’s rate of infections caused by sick individuals was down to 0.9 people per sick individual.

Cuomo issued Executive Order No 202.8, which he called New York State on PAUSE, on March 20. The order directed individuals in the state to stay at home unless performing essential activities and placed restrictions on non-essential businesses. The initial order did not have a specific end date.

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