New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have banded together to enact regional containment measures. The Guardian reports:
‘It’s chaos’: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut close bars and restaurants
Bars and restaurants in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will become takeout-only and businesses from movie theaters and casinos to gyms and beyond will be shuttered because of the coronavirus, the states’ governors said on Monday.
The governors said essential businesses such as supermarkets, gas stations and pharmacies would be able to stay open after 8pm on Monday, though all non-essential businesses must close. Restaurants will be able to offer takeout and delivery.
The article continues:
“It’s chaos,” New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, said during a joint conference call with the other governors.
“I think it actually feeds the feeling that the country’s out of control. There is no clear direction, there is no clear path.”