New York to Establish a “Containment Area” With National Guard

Mish

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls out the National Guard to create a coronavirus containment area.

The Wall Street Journal reports Containment Area Planned for New York Suburb to Stem Coronavirus Spread.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state would deploy National Guard troops and establish a “containment area” in a Westchester County suburb at the center of the coronavirus outbreak in the state.

Starting Thursday, the state plans to close facilities for two weeks in a roughly three-square-mile area of New Rochelle, officials said.

Mr. Cuomo said Tuesday the National Guard would be deployed to the area to help with cleaning, food delivery for people under quarantine, and transportation. Northwell Health, a private hospital system with a private lab, will set up a satellite testing facility in the area.

The containment is believed to be the first in the country.

“This is unique in the United States of America. We haven’t seen this anywhere else,” Mr. Cuomo said. “Think about it: New Rochelle has double the amount of cases as New York City.”

This is the first of many. Most thought something like this would never happen in the US. But here we are.

Comments (29)
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magoomba
magoomba

Couldn't happen to a nicer place.

Carl_R
Carl_R

While the Federal government tells us "it's just the flu", local governments are taking the necessary action, and not waiting.

Billiam57
Billiam57

Snake Plissken

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

Fake news! This is just a hoax by the democrats!

ohno
ohno

If it weren't that serious they wouldn't be doing this. Our govt has the official china numbers.

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

Why is that EMS person wearing a mask? .... "everyone" knows a mask won't stop the virus ...

Sechel
Sechel

think about it you go to synagogue or church. everyone shakes everyone's hands. large gatherings of for religious observance will probably not happen for some time. sporting events where fans gather are probably a think of the past for a while. political rallies too i imagine

Greggg
Greggg

Will cloroquine help at risk patients? It's a widely available anti malaria drug. Trails, blind trials, and comparative data comparing South Korea to Italy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7F1cnWup9M

zurtkz
zurtkz

Funny...Just yesterday afternoon Cuomo held a press conference saying how this is just a bad case of the flu. Nothing to see here, move on people. Today he is deploying the national guard.

psalm876
psalm876

A doctor in Italy expresses his surprise of the speed of a exponential outbreak.

Zardoz
Zardoz

Sounds like a great idea, and it can double as a Free Speech Zone.

DBG8489
DBG8489

It's just one house on fire. Why is everyone around it panicking? It will go away.

Zardoz
Zardoz

sangell
sangell

I hate to say this but Andrew Cuomo's press conference was superb. He seemed in command of the situation and confident his approach will work. Wish Trump could pull off as effective a performance on this topic. That being the case, if the Democrats want to beat Trump they aren't going to do it running the empty suit Joe Biden. If they draft Cuomo at the convention they just might.

Sechel
Sechel

this is embarrassing

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