Face coverings compulsory in busy public places in New York.
The politicians are talking about reopening the country. New York is, however, still intensifying restrictions to stop coronavirus from spreading. In the latest order issued by the administration, covering the face is compulsory in any place where people cannot stay at least six feet away from each other. The other isolation measures seem to have worked in keeping the number of new infections down. However, people of New York are still dying in hundreds every day due to COVID-19. New York City officials said they would create an emergency food reserve and take other steps to fight hunger in a city where vast numbers of people have been thrown out of work. The mandate will require a mask or face covering, like a bandanna, on busy streets, public transit, or any situation where people cannot maintain 6 feet of social distancing, even if it is passing a person briefly on a wooded trail. The order takes effect Friday.