New York State’s “On Pause” directive will remain in place for the next two weeks until April 15 with all non-essential workers told to do their jobs at home and only certain retailers like grocery stores allowed to remain open.

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The directive also tells residents to only venture out for necessary trips like getting groceries, picking  up prescriptions or going to a doctor appointment.

The governor predicts rolling curves of the virus with New York City’s large numbers starting the phenomenon and peaking with the top of the curve in cases coming at different times in different places.  

Governor Andrew Cuomo March 29 said he expects Westchester where the cases started will be next followed by Long Island then upstate areas.  He says hospitals around the state need to be prepared to take on those cases as they come with resources being shifted within the state as they are needed.

Meanwhile, the Democrat says New Yorkers feel like they’re under attack by other states.  Rhode Island, for example, was recently stopping cars with New York license plates, telling New Yorkers to quarantine for 14 days.  Cuomo says he’s talked to the governor of Rhode Island and New Yorkers are no longer being singled out.  States, however, are still imposing travel bans and asking people from outside their borders to stay home.

Florida is working to set up more checkpoints to deter travelers from New York.

March 28, Governor Ron DeSantis said the screening of travelers on Interstate 95 will be similar to a measure March 27 on Interstate 20 to discourage travel from Louisiana and requiring arrivals to quarantine for 14 days,