Tuesday, March 17, 2020

New York City mayor says 'shelter in place' decision coming in next 48 hours

An empty street in Manhattan, New York, on March 15, 2020.Jeenah Moon / Reuters

By Erik Ortiz and Corky Siemaszko

The City That Never Sleeps could be shutting down in 48 hours.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he was considering whether to impose a shelter in place order which would essentially require residents to stay in their homes and keep outside social contact to a minimum to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the nation's largest city.  Read more >>