‘Containment area’ declared in New Rochelle by state, closing schools, other gathering places, New York Times reports

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An area of New Rochelle a mile in radius has been declared by the state a “containment area” because of the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a Tuesday press conference, according to the New York Times.

“New Rochelle, at this point, is probably the largest cluster of these cases in the United States,” Cuomo said at the conference, the Times stated.

The state plans to roll in the National Guard to clean schools and deliver food to quarantined residents, the Times reported.

Schools and other major gathering locations like community centers and houses of worship within the area must close for two weeks as of Thursday, said the Times. Street closures and travel restrictions will not be put in place.

Read the complete New York Times article here.