New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state's quarantine order has been extended until May 15th.
Not only will all non-essential workers have to remain at home, but the governor also announced that anyone age two and older in New York is required to wear face-coverings in public when they cannot practice social distancing.
"I can't put a mask on 17 million people," Cuomo said Thursday. "But 17 million people will do it. What they have done has worked, and what they will do will bring this state, and this nation, forward."
More than 313,000 people have been infected in NY, NJ and CT and as many as 20,500 have died.
The city's mayor, Bill de Blasio, appeared to be supportive of the much-needed measure.
"This is a tough day, this is not what we're looking for," de Blasio said. "But we have to do this stage by stage, day by day -- stick to it and we'll get there."