Small businesses on edge as rising virus cases may force them to shut down

Restaurants and small businesses are worried they'll be shut down again as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the city.

News 12 Staff

Dec 11, 2020, 11:26 AM

Updated 1,263 days ago

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Restaurants and small businesses are worried they'll be shut down again as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the city.
Areas like Midwood are already in a yellow zone with tighter restrictions in place, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo is considering shutting down nonessential businesses if the positivity rate of coronavirus continues to show a negative trend.
The city is seeing a rise in the number of confirmed cases, the number of probable cases, hospitalizations and deaths. The Bronx is seeing a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of nearly 4.8%, and Brooklyn is seeing an average positivity rate of 4.1%.
A total of 92 people died of the coronavirus on Thursday, including two in the Bronx and eight in Brooklyn.
Cuomo is expected to make an announcement later today.


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