Stay at home? Not the Manhattan elite.
With coronavirus bringing New York City to a virtual standstill, those with the means to get out of town are reportedly doing just that. And apparently it’s only making matters worse.
The White House Coronavirus Task Force on Tuesday said that a flare-up of coronavirus infections on Long Island in recent days suggests that New Yorkers on the move have spread the virus, and it urged those who have left the city to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Of course, there’s little doubt that there are many on the move.
For instance, the population of Southampton, an area of several villages in Long Island, has seen its population surge to an estimated 100,000 over the past couple of weeks, from just 60,000.
“I would prefer that if you are coming from New York City, a hot spot, you stay there,” Jay Schneiderman, chairman of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association, told the New York Times. “I can’t stop you, but we’d love people to heed the advice of the CDC and stay home.”
The same sentiment could be heard from frustrated locals in the Catskills, the…
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