New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says coronavirus crisis could last up to NINE MONTHS as he opens drive-thru testing in contained town New Rochelle which will serve 200 cars per day

Friday, March 13, 2020
By Paul Martin

Cuomo’s drive-thru will service 200 cars in New Rochelle every day for as long as the coronavirus crisis lasts
There are six lanes and people must call ahead to get an appointment first; right now, only the most vulnerable are going to be given appointments
He opened the facility on Friday and warned people that the virus could be around for up to nine months
Cuomo has urged Vice president Mike Pence to let the states handle testing instead of keeping it in Washington’s hands
He said there are 200 private labs in New York that are ready to spring into action and perform 500-1,000 tests per day
There have been mixed messages from the government on which labs can and are doing the testing
Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

By JENNIFER SMITH
DAILYMAIL.COM
13 March 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday that the coronavirus crisis could last up to nine months as he opened a drive-thru testing facility in the town of New Rochelle, one of the most intense clusters of the virus in the country.

The testing facility will serve 200 cars per day and residents must call ahead to book an appointment first.

People who are most at risk, like the elderly or sick who have underlying conditions and are showing symptoms of COVID-19, will be prioritized with appointments.

Cuomo said it was a safer way to test for positive cases because potentially infected people are not walking into hospitals and exposing others to the virus.

He said the drive-thru would stay open for as long as the crisis lasted, and warned the public that it would be far longer than they may have initially planned for.

‘I don’t believe that this is gong to be a short term issue. We’re looking at a matter of months. People should start to calibrate that into their expectation.

‘I think this could be six, seven, eight, nine-month affair.

‘Watching the trajectory of the virus. People should start to recognize that.

‘This is not going to be over in 30 days. It’s not going to be over in a couple of weeks.

‘There’ll be waves – it’ll go a little higher, a little slower – but it’s going to be a somewhat prolonged situation.

‘We should be ready for that,’ Cuomo said.

He also applied pressure on the federal government to release power of testing to the states to allow them to conduct their own.

Cuomo said there were 200 private labs in New York that routinely test people for HIV and Zika that he could mobilize if he was given the ability to.

The federal government is being crucified for its slow response to the virus.

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2 Responses to “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says coronavirus crisis could last up to NINE MONTHS as he opens drive-thru testing in contained town New Rochelle which will serve 200 cars per day”

  1. Marie Joy

    Billy Joel cancelled/postponed March, and April, concerts at Madison Square Garden.

    #1878
  2. White Scooter Trash

    New Rochelle is only 15 minutes north from NYC down Boston Post Road US 1. Just think about what would happen if NYC goes into full lock down mode. Only 15 minutes away. The Bronx.

    #1880
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