Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging all New Yorkers to "STAY HOME" and stay apart.

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On Sunday, Cuomo urged private businesses to close. Cuomo also ordered non-essential state employees from Rockland County, Westchester County, Long Island and New York City to work from home or stay home.

"What we do next will have a massive impact on the trajectory of this virus in New York," Cuomo wrote on Twitter on Sunday. "We can only maintain public health by STAYING APART."

Cuomo had some simple but drastic advice for the rest of New York, stay home.


On Monday, Cuomo reiterated New Yorkers should practice social distancing and stay home.

"Social distancing will help New York," Cuomo tweeted. "STAY HOME, and cancel non-essential appointments and travel, even if you feel well. People with no symptoms can still spread."

On Sunday, the CDC recommended all large events or mass gatherings be canceled or postponed for the next two months.  The World Health Organization wants everyone to follow these five simple steps to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

On Sunday, Cuomo announced there are 729 confirmed coronavirus cases in New York State. Of the 729 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

  • Albany County: 8 (3 new)
  • Broome County: 1
  • Delaware County: 1
  • Dutchess County: 7 (3 new)
  • Erie County: 3
  • Greene County: 2 (2 new)
  • Herkimer County: 1
  • Monroe County: 2
  • Montgomery County: 1 (1 new)
  • Nassau County: 98 (5 new)
  • New York City: 329 (29 new)
  • Orange County: 6
  • Putnam County: 2 (2 new)
  • Rockland County: 13
  • Saratoga County: 3
  • Schenectady County: 2
  • Suffolk County: 47 (6 new)
  • Tioga County: 1
  • Tompkins County: 1
  • Ulster County: 5
  • Westchester County: 196 (18 new)