Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a Disaster Emergency in the State of New York on March 7, 2020 effective for 6 months until September 7, 2020.
It has been over 4 months since the declaration. Questions unanswered include:
How do we dispose masks and gloves safely and responsibly? You see them littered everywhere.
When can businesses open without restrictions? Governor's orders and actions against the Novel Coronavirus are temporary, but rules set change furthering uncertainty. All owners depend on their business for livelihood, non-essential label in a span of few months have impacted their way of life!
Social distancing and mask wearing have reshaped our social norm. At which point can social distancing and mask wearing end?
The City has to be fair! City's Rent Guideline Board has voted on June 17th to freeze rent increase for tenants. How about relief for homeowners and landlords?
The City has to be realistic! New York City budget in 2020 was $92.8 billion. Mayor de Blasio expects a $9 billion income loss, yet the 2021 budget approved June 30th is $88.1 billion, higher than in 2018. What's wrong with this math?
The City is failing our children! On July 8th, it was announced that New York City schools are to blend physical opening and online classrooms?
On a personal note, I believe I may have caught the COVID-19 virus, but my IgG antibody blood test is negative. This is my story.