COVID Updates: Eviction protections prolonged in New York

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NEW YORK (WABC) – New York Governor Cuomo said that due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, eviction protection for residents has been extended to January 1, 2021.

Cuomo first announced a state moratorium on the eviction of residential and commercial buildings on March 20 to ensure tenants were not evicted during the height of the public health emergency.

The governor also reported increased positive test rates in Brooklyn, Orange Counties, and Rockland Counties.

We’re seeing increased positive test rates in Brooklyn, Orange County, and Rockland Counties.

Every New Yorker must: wear a mask. Get tested. Social distance. Wash your hands often. Avoid large gatherings.

Take this seriously, especially if you live in these areas.

– Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 28, 2020

Of the 52,936 tests reported, 834 were positive (1.5% of the total). A total of 543 hospital stays were carried out. 11 deaths from COVID-19 were reported on Sunday.

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The NYC sheriff’s office pulls the plug at 4 large gatherings
The New York sheriff’s office says it pulled the plug on four large gatherings that didn’t meet coronavirus restrictions this weekend. The last shutdown was on Sunday evening at the Zebra Lounge on 38th Ave in Flushing, Queens, which was home to 100 people. Three people were charged with violating the Emergency Ordinance and Alcohol Control Laws.

9/27/20 @ 1145 pm: The deputy sheriffs have ceased illegal bar operations at 136-11 38th Ave, Queens: 100 people inside, the location had an exit option. 3 charged with violating the Emergency Ordinance and the laws on the control of alcoholic beverages pic.twitter.com/vuzbLbPDsf

– NYC SHERIFF (@NYCSHERIFF) September 28, 2020

MPs said they found 192 people in a karaoke bar in Flushing early Sunday morning serving alcohol without a license. An illegal gathering of 78 people on Bowery Street in Chinatown was closed on Saturday morning. The neighbors of the karaoke spot in Flushing say they’re fed up.

Falls peak in Brooklyn, Queens

New York City is facing a new surge in coronavirus cases. Officials point to the growth of several neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens and are considering taking steps to prevent the spread.

Exclusive: tenants who live next to homeless men in the hotel in Manhattan
“We had fistfights in the hallway all hours of the day and night and we were screaming,” Douglas Rowan told Eyewitness News. Rowan has lived in an apartment in Lucerne on the city’s Upper West Side for more than three decades. He lives with 9 other residents of the building, all of them senior citizens. During the height of the pandemic, the city wanted to keep homeless men out of overcrowded shelters for their own safety and decided to house more than 200 men in Lucerne.

The headmasters union declares the unanimous vote of no confidence in the mayor and the school chancellor
Ahead of NYC’s gradual reopening of face-to-face learning, the union, which represents more than 6,400 New York school principals, unanimously declared Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza “No Confidence” for “failing to run New York City” by the safe and successful reopening of schools. “Governor Cuomo said Monday that the state would monitor schools’ test scores and act accordingly.

Stay up to date with ABC7’s NYC COVID-19 Positivity Rate Tracker
As New York City public schools get closer to reopening in-person learning, much of its success depends on schools keeping the COVID infection rate in check. According to the city, public schools can only stay open if the COVID positivity rate stays below 3%. To keep up to date, you can follow ABC7’s NYC COVID-19 positivity rate tracker.

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