governor. Charlie Baker and five other governors of the northeastern states will meet this weekend to discuss the possibility of coordinating new restrictions to help curb reins. Covid-19 It spread as a second wave of Coronavirus in the region.
New York Governor. Andrew Cuomo announced the “emergency summit” on Friday.
The summit will also feature the governors of Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.
Cuomo said the group will be discussed Perhaps coordinate more regulations In bars, restaurants, pubs and gyms, as well as restrictions on gatherings and interstate travel.
“The truth is, the virus is mobile and we are in the holiday season and people will travel more. These are all elements that conspire to increase the spread. We believe that we will have to take additional steps, and as much as we can share information and align measures with other regional countries, we will do so,” the New York governor said.
It is unclear what steps it might be, but Cuomo said he does not expect any major changes to be announced over the weekend.
Several countries have issued their own guidelines in recent days. In Massachusetts, Baker has ordered restaurants to end eating on-site by 9:30 pm every night and implement stay-at-home advice.
Under the ruler Stay at home counselingFor, all residents are required to stay home between 10 PM and 5 AM daily.
There are exceptions to counseling, such as going to work and managing “critical tasks” like grocery shopping, meeting health needs, and walking, according to the governor’s office.
Officials discourage visits between friends and family members in Massachusetts, though, asking residents to reach out by phone or video chat instead.
The authorities are also urging residents not to gather in their homes with anyone outside their homes.
As many residents roam the area in search of work and necessities, governors harmonized some regulations early in the pandemic. But the states mostly acted on their own as cases decreased over the summer.
New Jersey, New York and Connecticut announced joint travel advice in June calling for travelers from states deemed hot spots to quarantine for 14 days. But Cuomo announced earlier this month that New York was withdrawing from the agreement and would instead test visitors for the virus.
State health officials have confirmed 2,674 new cases Corona Virus Cases Friday were still an acceleration of respiratory infections in communities across Massachusetts.
Officials also announced 23 new deaths linked to COVID, for a total of now 10,038 confirmed deaths since the start of the health crisis.