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Broadway producers reached a deal to pay actors and industry workers while the coronavirus keeps theaters shut down. The “emergency relief agreement,” brokered by the Charlotte St. Martin the president of the Broadway League, Kate Shindle, the president of Actors’ Equity Association and a coalition of unions, will secure several weeks of pay and a month of health insurance for hundreds of actors, musicians and stagehands.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Javits Center tops his list of locations to be turned into field hospitals to test and possibly treat cases of COVID-19 infections. The Javits offers 1.8 million square feet of space within Hell’s Kitchen. Cuomo said he hopes four 250-bed units could be put there for a total capacity of 1,000.
Under the governor’s PAUSE declaration (Policies, Assure, Uniform, Safety and Everyone), the people are ordered to stay home or work from home, and people are asked to remain indoors with some exceptions, such as to pick up takeout food or get groceries, medicine, or exercise. Grocery stores, pharmacies, delivery services, social services, health care operators, banks, gas stations, and media organizations will remain in operation. Houses of worship are not ordered closed, but it is strongly recommended no services be held. Restaurants and bars, can remain open under for takeout and delivery but no seated customers. Hospitals walk-in facilities and veterinarians’ offices can stay open.