Mayor says NYC has first 24 hours without COVID-19 deaths, new indoor face covering rules announced

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that for the first time since March, New York City had its first 24 hours without a COVID-19 related death.

News 12 Staff

Jul 13, 2020, 1:38 PM

Updated 1,405 days ago

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that for the first time since March, New York City had its first 24 hours without a COVID-19 related death.
He says it is a victory for New Yorkers and their efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic. He says the city must continue to stay vigilant with social distancing and mask requirements.
The mayor also announced there has been a recent uptick in cases in the age group of 20 to 29 years old. He says the city is working on informational campaigns targeting the age group to educate them on social distancing and testing.
New indoor face covering guidance was also announced. New Yorkers should wear a face covering as much as possible when around other people in an indoor setting that is not their home.
As the city continues to reopen and more people return to work outside their home, the mayor says it is important to protect each other.
The city will be opening new free walk-in testing sites in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. The mayor says eight location are already open and that the other two sites will open soon.
 


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