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.

Confirmed Cases: 448052

Reported Deaths: 33085
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Kings667377314
Bronx524684940
Nassau460522201
Suffolk459562011
Westchester377181454
New York329383178
Richmond156891085
Rockland14747675
Orange11760498
Erie10873689
Monroe5857289
Dutchess5050153
Onondaga4185205
Albany2979134
Oneida2369123
Ulster223595
Niagara1707101
Putnam156963
Sullivan156848
Broome145069
Schenectady137448
Saratoga98517
Rensselaer89542
Columbia58037
Chautauqua5359
Madison48417
Ontario45435
Oswego4183
Tompkins3900
Warren35433
Steuben34242
Fulton33124
Otsego3245
Orleans32254
Greene31918
Herkimer31810
St. Lawrence3144
Genesee3095
Wayne3065
Chemung3053
Washington28714
Cattaraugus2496
Chenango2487
Tioga22225
Montgomery2194
Livingston2018
Cayuga1952
Jefferson1600
Essex1570
Clinton1545
Cortland1500
Wyoming1315
Delaware1294
Seneca1053
Allegany951
Schoharie830
Franklin640
Yates627
Lewis500
Schuyler370
Hamilton140
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