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Executive order: Private business in NY can deny service to people without mask

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WNYT Staff
Updated: May 28, 2020 02:05 PM
Created: May 28, 2020 12:18 PM

Governor Cuomo announced he is signing an executive order allowing private businesses to deny people if they are not wearing masks.

"I have been working to communicate this message about masks and how effective they are. They are deceptively effective. They are amazingly effective - and we've made them mandatory in public settings, public transportation, etc., but when we're talking about reopening stores and places of business, we're giving the store owners the right to say, 'If you're not wearing a mask, you can't come in,'" said Cuomo.

Meanwhile, Gov. Cuomo said new hospitalizations continue to decline in New York state. However, another 74 people unfortunately died in a 24 hour period between Wednesday and Thursday.

Right now, New York City is the only part of the state which has not started to reopen.

You can watch Gov. Cuomo's full coronavirus update here.


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