NY, NJ, CT ban gatherings of over 50 people; bars, gyms and other businesses to close
NEW YORK — The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have joined together to institute bans on gatherings of more than 50 people in an effort to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
“Coming up with the same rules is imperative,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “We’re all in the same area … so we have agreed to a common set of rules that will pertain in all of our states.”
Gyms, movie theaters and casinos will close at 8 p.m. Monday and remain closed until further notice, according to the governors. Bars and restaurants will also close at 8 p.m. but will be allowed to offer take-out services.
The 50-person crowd limit follows CDC guidelines that were announced Sunday night.