NYC Residents Told To Avoid Subway When Possible

Gothamist reports:

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow across the city, authorities are urging New Yorkers to reevaluate their commutes with an eye toward cleanliness.

“If you see a packed train car, let it go by and wait for the next train,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday. Mayor Bill de Blasio echoed the suggestion a few hours later, urging commuters to “bike or walk to work if you can.”

On Monday, MTA Chairman Pat Foye [photo] was even more explicit at a press conference to discuss the agency’s coronavirus response: “If you don’t need to take the subway, don’t do it.”