Cuomo: Business owners should let employees work from home, stagger work shifts to slow spread of coronavirus

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking business owners to stagger their employees' work shifts or let them work from home to reduce potential coronavirus exposures.

Posted: Mar 11, 2020 10:03 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking business owners to stagger their employees' work shifts or let them work from home to reduce potential coronavirus exposures.

Cuomo said on MSNBC that he would ask for voluntary telecommuting. The announcement came the day after Cuomo declared a one-mile-radius “containment area” in a suburban community with more than 100 cases of the virus.

Cuomo said on CNN that there were about 20 new confirmed cases in New York state, up from Tuesday's count of 173. The strategy of staggering work hours to reduce rush-hour crowded was widely used during the 1918 influenza epidemic.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2079749

Reported Deaths: 52866
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Kings27678810296
Queens2737089834
Suffolk1991483377
Nassau1820273160
Bronx1810416525
New York1366004442
Westchester1287032265
Erie881151775
Richmond738571805
Monroe663201067
Orange47777810
Rockland46607955
Onondaga37901671
Dutchess29107443
Albany24385350
Oneida22203505
Niagara19634358
Broome18300356
Saratoga15071166
Ulster13733251
Schenectady12948198
Rensselaer11072140
Putnam1053191
Chautauqua8776140
Chemung7516135
Oswego739790
Ontario728392
Steuben6746143
Sullivan653372
St. Lawrence648096
Cayuga617792
Jefferson588466
Wayne562267
Cattaraugus555987
Genesee5333123
Herkimer5094107
Clinton478433
Madison445888
Livingston433658
Fulton432491
Tompkins422151
Montgomery4188123
Columbia3991101
Cortland372860
Tioga367161
Warren357757
Wyoming349752
Allegany339884
Chenango339276
Otsego339047
Greene335475
Washington307355
Orleans304383
Lewis267634
Franklin251612
Delaware231137
Seneca197756
Schoharie165516
Essex157326
Yates116726
Schuyler102814
Hamilton3072
Unassigned13864
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