NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will reinstate restrictions on businesses, churches and schools in and around areas where coronavirus cases are spurting.
Cuomo said Tuesday that the severity of shutdowns would vary by proximity to the hot spots, as part of a new Cluster Action Initiative.
The state will categorize hot spots by color, and then certain restrictions will be implemented based on the severity of the spread.
Cuomo again urged local governments to enforce state mandates, saying a lack of enforcement leads to the clusters.
“We can sit here all day long and come up with laws and rules. They’re only as good as their enforcement. And a lack of enforcement has contributed to this problem,” said Cuomo.
The new rules are set to take effect no later than Friday and would be imposed in parts of New York City and some other locales around the state where officials have been anxiously watching clusters of virus cases sprout up.