AMBER MCELRATH: Good afternoon Syracuse! Today is October 21, 2020. I’m Amber McElrath and this is your NCC News Brief!
AMBER MCELRATH: Today, three new states have high enough COVID-19 infection rates to qualify for New York State’s travel advisory. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says residents of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut WILL NOT be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
ANDREW CUOMO: You have people going back and forth for work. You have trucks coming in that are bringing essentials all day long. It would be highly problematic and devastating for the economy.
AMBER MCELRATH: This brings the total number of states that meet the criteria for the travel advisory to 43.
AMBER MCELRATH: An upstate New York college campus is extending online learning for another two weeks. The State University of New York at Cortland had temporarily switched to online classes because of the coronavirus. Students were planning on returning to the classroom this week, but NOW SUNY Cortland says remote learning will continue until November 3rd. The University has had 166 new COVID-19 cases since October 10th.
AMBER MCELRATH: Movie theaters in New York are planning to re-open on Friday. Nat Tobin, the owner of the Manlius Art Cinema, says he’s making sure customers will be socially distant
NAT TOBIN: We’ve roped off seats, rows, whole rows so people cannot sit with in six feet of each other.
AMBER MCELRATH: Audiences will be restricted to 25 percent capacity with a maximum of 50 people per screen. Masks will also be required.
AMBER MCELRATH: For the latest stories check out our website N-C-C News online dot com and tune into our newscasts at four and four-45. I’m Amber McElrath. Have a great evening Syracuse.
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