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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.

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Kings855617489
Bronx616175030
Nassau574892244
Suffolk573662036
Westchester476321502
New York429813222
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Rockland20824692
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Onondaga9470222
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Oneida4292146
Niagara3261103
Ulster310998
Chemung272432
Putnam252964
Schenectady218955
Sullivan210848
Saratoga200619
Steuben161087
Rensselaer155450
Chautauqua141416
Oswego13026
Ontario113537
Tioga105548
Wayne98312
Columbia97056
Tompkins9530
Cattaraugus91924
Cortland9131
Allegany86952
Madison83618
Genesee8198
Cayuga7627
St. Lawrence7059
Greene64618
Livingston6248
Herkimer60312
Chenango58310
Orleans58156
Otsego5528
Warren54735
Fulton46128
Jefferson4573
Washington43314
Clinton4305
Wyoming4305
Montgomery41312
Delaware3199
Lewis3159
Schuyler2743
Seneca2605
Essex25214
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Yates2427
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