Mayor: NYC Should Prep For Shelter In Place Order

ABC News reports:

In New York City — where there are 814 confirmed COVID-19 cases — a shelter-in-place order has not been ruled out as an option. “Even though a decision has not yet been made … New Yorkers should be prepared for a shelter-in-place order,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

He added that he expects a decision in the next 48 hours. If a shelter-in-place order goes into effect, the New York Police Department does not anticipate police enforcement.

“We would encourage, urge and educate,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a statement provided to ABC News. “We are confident New Yorkers will do what is necessary to get through this crisis.”