(TheIndependentStar.com) – The COVID-19 pandemic has raged on for well over a year now. This is leading to a lot of strain on the US economy.
For the most part, decisions about restrictions have fallen to the governors of each state. Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo (D) has already faced scrutiny for his handling of the pandemic. His newest decision is now stirring up further criticism.
In a July 28, 2021, virtual meeting with the Association for a Better New York, Cuomo made a bold proclamation. He ordered companies to end remote working and get employees back on site by Labor Day, warning that failure to do so would cause the New York economy to suffer greatly.
Cuomo begs businesses to return to NYC after devastating shutdownhttps://t.co/RmIjrRALt9
— Jeffrey A. Setaro (@jasetaro) July 30, 2021
The governor shut down all non-essential businesses in March 2020 to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Now, he is saying New York City’s small businesses are dying without the customers they get from workers in the area.
He’s already flip-flopped on orders, forcing various business sectors to close, open, and close again. Now, he’s pushing employers to bring employees back because of the damage he did with his shutdowns.
Will this order stick or will Cuomo change his mind again? After all, governors across the country are starting to reinstate various orders due to a rise in COVID infections from the Delta variant.
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