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March 20, 2020, 12:14 p.m. EDT

UPDATE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo orders all non-essential workers to work at home effective Sunday evening

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By Ciara Linnane

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he is signing an executive order mandating that all New York state workers, apart from those providing essential services, work or stay at home, effective Sunday evening. The announcement comes after the number of cases in the state jumped by 2,950 overnight to 7,102. Among other measures the governor announced, he is imposing a moratorium on evictions, both residential and commercial for 90 days. Cuomo said it was not a "shelter in place" order, as people will be allowed to shop and exercise and get fresh air, but urged them to stay home as much as possible. "if the number (of cases) doesn't slow down, we have to tighten the valve. If they still don't slow down, we tighten the valve. Now we are closing the valve," he told reporters at a news conference in Albany. Cuomo said there are no no civil fines for now for any individuals who break the rules. The rule will shutter all nail salons, tattoo parlors and hairdressers, among others.

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