All Non-Essential Workers Ordered to Work from Home

Today, the governor ordered all non-essential workers to work from home. According to Crain’s, “Businesses that violate the governor’s order will be subject to fines or forced closure.”

Essential services workers are exempt, including: shipping, media, warehousing, grocery and food production, pharmacies, healthcare providers, utilities, banks and related financial institutions, and other industries critical to the supply chain. These include necessary services provided by the East Midtown Partnership, including sanitation, which is a major concern during a public health crisis. Click here for a list of essential services.

The virus is spreading rapidly throughout the world, and it’s socially responsible to stay home, if possible. You can be seemingly healthy and asymptomatic, but you have likely been exposed. Even if you avoid high risk populations, you could expose someone else, who could expose someone else… until at some point in the chain high risk individuals are exposed. Click here for guidance from the NYC Health Department.

Taken from East Midtown Partnership newsletter, March 20, 2020

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