Anyone who leaves NYC should self-isolate for 14 days, White House says

Anyone who leaves NYC should self-isolate for 14 days, White House says

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The White House announced Tuesday evening that anyone who has left the NYC metropolitan area or who plans to leave for anywhere else in the country should self-isolate for 14 days.

The NYPD has begun patrolling the parks and streets to ensure residents are practicing appropriate social distancing while the MTA has announced it will modify service starting this week.

There are now more than 15,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York City.

Dave Evans has the latest details on the COVID-19 pandemic in New York.Updated an hour agoNEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The White House announced Tuesday evening that anyone who has left the NYC metropolitan area or who plans to leave for anywhere else in the country should self-isolate for 14 days.

The NYPD has begun patrolling the parks and streets to ensure residents are practicing appropriate social distancing while the MTA has announced it will modify service starting this week.

There are now more than 15,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York City.

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White House warning
The White House is calling on those in the NYC metropolitan area who have traveled anywhere else in the country to self-isolate for 14 days.

Early graduation
Senior medical students at NYU were informed if they have met all requirements and credits, they will be granted early graduation in an effort to add more doctors to the medical field amid the coronavirus crisis, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

More officers test positive
Officials announced as of Tuesday, there are 211 members of the NYPD who have COVID-19, and of those, 177 are uniformed officers. Around 2,800 members are currently out sick.

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Death toll increases
Citywide, there are now 15,597 positive cases of COVID-19 and 192 fatalities. Currently there are 4,667 cases in Queens, 3,013 in Manhattan, 4,407 in Brooklyn, 2,505 in the Bronx, and 999 in Staten Island. There are at least 2,850 people hospitalized. Of those individuals, at least 660 were in the ICU.

MTA service changes
With MTA ridership dropping precipitously amid the coronavirus crisis, the MTA announced an “Essential Service Plan,” to reduce service across the system. This means starting March 25, some subway lines will not run. The B, W and Z will not run on weekdays and other lines will run local.

The number of buses will be reduced on March 26 and a new schedule for LIRR and Metro-North will start on March 27.

More inmates released
The mayor says he is not prepared to release individuals with domestic violence or sexual assault charges, but the remainder of inmates in the city who have been convicted of misdemeanors or nonviolent felonies with less than a year left on their sentence, which is approximately 300 inmates, will be released immediately.

Birth policy update
Any partner in the room during birth must wear a mask. If a partner is symptomatic or has tested positive for coronavirus, they will not be allowed in the room.

Parking updates
Alternate side parking will be suspended for another seven days through Tuesday, March 31.

Savings program
City agencies have been instructed to figure out a plan to save at least $1.3 billion.

Streets opening
As part of a pilot program, at least two streets will open in each borough to allow for better social distancing while exercising. Details will be announced at a later date. Every site will be enforced by NYPD and other agencies.

Decision to close playgrounds
The mayor says if it is not clear by Saturday that New Yorkers are following social distancing rules in parks, playgrounds will be shut down.

More ventilators
Officials announced that 4,000 ventilators will arrive in New York state in the next 48 hours, and of those, 2,000 will go straight to NYC.

Ongoing battle
Mayor Bill de Blasio believes the month of May could be worse for New York City than April as coronavirus cases increase throughout the city.

NYC gets 400 ventilators
The federal government has sent 400 desperately needed ventilators to New York City, a 20% increase over the 2,000 ventilators available as of last week, as FEMA works to set up a 1,000 bed hospital at the Javits Center. Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the New York City Emergency Management warehouse, where the ventilators arrived before being distributed to New York City hospitals.

NYPD patrolling parks, streets
The NYPD has begun patrolling New York City parks and streets to ensure residents are practicing appropriate social distancing to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

They are also taking aim at playgrounds to make sure there are no gatherings or large groups.

Enforcing social distancing
NYPD has begun patrolling the parks and streets to ensure residents are practicing appropriate social distancing.