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New York State To Produce And Provide Hand Sanitizer

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During a novel coronavirus briefing held yesterday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the state will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer to New Yorkers free of charge. To help combat price-gouging and ensure New Yorkers have access to this vital prevention method, the state will produce up to 100,000 gallons of hand sanitizer each week in 1.7 oz., 7 oz. and gallon bottles. The hand sanitizer will be made available to residents free of charge, and distribution will be prioritized by the most impacted and high risk communities, including the New Rochelle community, and state agencies, including the MTA.

Governor Cuomo also confirmed 37 additional cases of novel coronavirus in New York State since his last update from Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 142 confirmed cases.

The Governor also announced the New York State Department of Health will work with the New York State Education Department to issue guidance for schools with students, teachers or other staff who test positive for novel coronavirus. Under the policy, schools will close for an initial 24-hour period if a student or a teacher or any other staff at the school test positive for the novel coronavirus. This will allow the school to undergo disinfection, and for the State to perform an assessment of the situation and make a determination going forward in that particular school district.

Additionally, the Governor will send a program bill to the legislature today to provide paid sick leave to working New Yorkers and specifically protect those who are required to stay home from work because they are being isolated or quarantined as a result of the novel coronavirus.

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KReed    597

OMG....

Until it was increased this week, corrections employees and volunteers wrre limited to only being allowed to carry a 'travel size' container of hand sanitizer with alcohol as one of the ingredients. 

Why? Because alcohol is extremely flamable and in sufficiant amounts can be used as a dangerous accelerant for makeshift weapons. 

Now this genious wants to have inmates making the stuff in enormous quantities?

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Hal    252

That , coupled with the fact that the biggest part of the  product ( packaging courtesy of ... us ) will be distributed downstate gets a laugh from me ! 

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Adam    40
6 hours ago, Rusty14845 said:

they should be making toilet paper the way its flying off the shelfs 

With every Bill proposed and signed, Cuomo and the Senate have been

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