Brooklyn Coronavirus Update and Open Thread: Meetup Mixed Messages (5/26/20)

Park Slope. Photo by Susan De Vries

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    We’re in the eleventh week of sheltering in place and the 44th day of home schooling for New York City schools.

    Brooklynites are starting to get out and about and meet up with friends outdoors while wearing masks and observing social distancing despite confusing orders from the top. Amid lawsuits, Cuomo Friday said gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted anywhere in New York State. Health experts condemned the statement, and he clarified people must wear masks and observe social distancing when they meet. (Photos from a week ago show how this is working at Domino Park so far.)

    The official New York State death count from coronavirus continues to decrease — good news for New York City’s anticipated June reopening start date — as an expensive-to-construct field hospital in Brooklyn shut down due to lack of patients.

    What are your thoughts, and how are you weathering the shutdown? What do you think should be done in Brooklyn to combat the spread of the virus and blunt the damage to local businesses and jobs? Please feel free to comment in a respectful manner (please, no personal attacks, nothing libelous). If you are not already logged in, go up to the top right hand side of the page and log in to be able to comment.

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