That was the message Gov. Andrew Cuomo had for New Yorkers on the coronavirus front Monday. He leads a state with the second-lowest positivity rate in the nation, by Johns Hopkins data, but no state is untouched by the U.S. surge.
The recent upticks nationwide 8212; five record-breaking single-day U.S. case records in a week 8212; have come alongside New York8217;s own cluster battles. While those zones have made progress, the steady upticks continue. New York now meets Cuomo8217;s prior threshold for inclusion on the quarantine list (10.43 new cases per 100,000 over a rolling seven-day average as of Sunday).
He8217;s abandoned that list. Rather than try to quarantine every state, some of which can8217;t be isolated from New York because of proximity, Cuomo unveiled a sweeping new testing policy over the weekend. The current reality is only more threatening with the approach of the holiday season, which means more travel.