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.”
.@NYCMayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will be able to offer #coronavirus tests to 5,000 people per day within the next few days. (Results expected to be available within 1-2 days after the test, he said).
— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) March 17, 2020
“Even though a decision has not yet been made…New Yorkers should be prepared for a shelter in place order,” Mayor de Blasio said during a news conference. https://t.co/NJdD2uguT6 pic.twitter.com/H32oCm4GMY
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) March 17, 2020