Mayor de Blasio Convenes Coronavirus Preparedness Tabletop Exercise

HANK YOU EVERYONE FOR BEING HERE, WE JUST FINISHED AN EXERCISE WITH ROU EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS, HEADS OF ALL MAJOR CITY AGENCIES WERE HERE TO N RUTHROUGH SCENARIOS RELATED TO THE RCOONAVIRUS THIIS S A PROCESS WE UNDERTAKE ON A REGULAR BAISS ON A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT FRONTS WE DO CONTUERTERRORISM TABLETOP EXERCISES THIS IS SOMETHING THE CITY DOES LED BY OUR COLLEGES COEAGUES HERE AT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TODAY WE RAN A SCENARIO INVOLVING A QUICKLY ESCALATING COROVNAISRU SPREAD ALL AGENCIES PARTICIPATED IN DETERMINING ETHIR ACTIONS TO ADDRESS THE SITUATION . WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO A NUMBER OF THESE EXERCISES OF GREATER AND GREATER LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY AND CHALLENGE IN THE COMING DAYS TO PREPARE I WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE, NUMBER OF YOU WERE HERE BACK ON JANUARY 24, IT IS MARCH ALREADY JANUARY 24 WAS THE FIRST TIME I SET ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF N EW YORK IT WAS NOT A QUESTION OF IF OR WHEN WEW OULD HAVE A CORONAVIRUS CASE TEST OPSIITVE NW EYORK CITY IN THE GOOD NEWS, ALMOST 7 WEEKS HAS BEEN AT A STATE OF IGREH ADINESS AND PREPARATION THE CONFIRM CASE WE HAVE SEEN LAST NIGHT SINCE WE ANTICIPATED WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS HANDLED PROPERLY . I CERTAINLY WANT TO COMMEND THE HEALTHCARE WORKER FOR HAVING DONE EVERYTHING RIGHT IN THAT ISTUATION . I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF MY ADMINISTRATION, ALL THE AGENCIES ARE WORKING HARD TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE ,TOIN FORM THE PUBLIC AND THE EMPLOYEES OF OTHER THINGS WE HE AVTO DO . I WANT TO HTANK HEM ANY ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH CONSTANTY L. I NWATO TSY A AGAIN, THE NEW YORKERS ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING HERE . ALL OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING THERE HAS NOT BEEN A SINGLE MOMENT OF DENIAL OVER ESTHE ASLT ISX OR SEVEN WEEKS . EVERYONE IS TAKING IT ERSIOUSLY, EVERYONE IS SPREADING THE WORD WHAT THEY NEED TO DO, NEW YORKERS ARE CLEARLY RESPONDING, WHN E TH HEYAVE YMPTOMS THEY ARE ACTING ON IT WE WANT PEOPLE TO GET E TH HEALTHCARE, WHEN IN DOUBT, GET THE HEALTHCARE GO TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL DOCTOR, CLINIC, URGENT CARE, GO TO WHEREVER YOU CAN BUT GET TO HEALTHCARE IF YOU ARE UNCLEAR ABOUT HERE TO TURN OR HOW TO GET TO THE HEALTHCARE, LCAL 311 WE DO KNOW, BECAUSE OUR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD MANY TIMES, HAS THE ABILITY TO TRAK CTHE EXACT INTERACTIONS THAT ANYONE HAS HAD WHO MIGHT HAVE CONTRACTED THDIE SEASE, WE DO KNOW FROM THE DISEASE DETECTIVES, THE PERSON HAS HAD VERY LITTLE CONTACT WITH OTHERS, ONLY SERIOUS CONTACT WITH HER HUSBAND, WHO WE’RE WAITING TEST RESULTS ON AND AHNDLED HER VISITS TO THE HOSPITAL EXACTLY RIGHT WITH PRIOR NOTICE . ALL THINGS WERE HANDLED PROPERLY THERE W.E SALO HAVE NOW TODAY LITERALLY STAGED FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE NOT HAD OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS WHICH IS TO TE STNEW YORK CITY LITERALLY THIS MORNING, BASED ON THE INFORMATION WE HAD . AT HET EGBINNNIG OF THE DAY WE THOUGHT IT WOULD TAKE UNILT FRIDAY,W E WANTED TO BE CAUTIOUS GUARANTEEING WHEN TESTING WOULD BEGIN I AM PLEASED TO TELL YOU NOW, WE ARE UP AND RUNNING LATER ON TODAY TO THE ATHL PADERTEMNT THAT TESTING WILL TAKE A MATTER OF HOURS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL CASE ON ANY GIVEN DAY WE WILL KW NOTHE SAME DAY WHETHER SOMEONE TESTS POSITIVE OR NOT RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE TWO OUTSTANDING CASES WE ARE AWAITING WE HAVE ONE OUTSTANDING CATOS CASE WE’RE WAITING RESULTS ON . I MENTIONED AERLEIR W. HERE LODGING THIS WEEK AND EARLY TTIECON SYTESM THIS IS A STRUCTURE THROUGH DEPTMARENT OF HELP HEALTH WORKING THROUGH HOSPITAL SYSTEMS TO CONSTANTLY LE IANNFORMATION WE’RE TALK ABOUT THOUSANDS OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ENCOUNTERING THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS EACH EWEK .WER’E GETTING A CONSTANT FLOW OF INFORMATION FROM THAT SYSTEM INDICATING THERE IS ANY TRENDLINES THAT ETOD EB ADDRESSED AND OBVIOUSLY IF ANY

DIVIDUAL IS FOUND THROUGH THAT PROCESS WHO NEEDS THE ORONAVIRUS TESTING THEY WILL GET IT THE BOTTOM LINE, AS ALWAYS IS, WE WILL REMAIN IN A STATE OF HIGH VIGILANCE . WE DON’T HAVE A TIMELINE FOR THICS RIISS,I THINK PEOPLE HOSULD ASSUME IT WILL BE WITH US FOR MONTHS . WE WILL BE IN A HGHI TASTE OF READINESS AS LONG AS IT IS ER. E BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW FOR SURE THOSE BASIC PRECAUTIONS REALLY MATTER WE HAVE A GLOBAL HEALTHCARE CRISIS, THE BEST WAY TO ADDRESS IT INDIVIDUALLY IS TO WASH YOUR HANDS, USE HAND SANITIZER, COVER YOUR MOTHU HEWN OYU UCOGH AND SNEEZE, THOSE BASICS REALLY MATTER HERE AND TO BE QUICK TO COME FORWARD IF YOU AVHE SYMPTOMS RIGHT NOW PARTICULARLY IF YOU HAVE A NES XU TO TRAVEL TO COUNTRIES THAT HAVE BEEN MOST AFFECTED, SOMEONE HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT OR HAS BEEN IN ONE OF OTHSE COUNTRIES RECENTLY WE KNOW OCMMNUITY SPREAD IS LIKELY IF YOU HAVE THE SYMPTOMS IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET E HEALTHCARE RIGHT AWAY WUOLD RATR HE HAVE MANY PEOPLE QUICKLY FIND OUT THEY DO NOT HAE V CORONAVIRUS THAN PEOPLE HOLDING BACK WHO MIGHT HAVE IT AND THEN MAIMXIZING THE CHANCE OF A DANGEROUS SPREAD AGAIN, ANY QUESTIONS WHATSOEVER, EVERYONE ON THE MEDIA PLEASE SPREAD HTIS W IS,F YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, CALL 311 THERE WAS NO ONE OUT THERE, IF THEY CAN’T REACH THEIR OWN HEALTH PROVIDER, THERE IS NO ONE THAT SHOULD SUFFER IN SILENCE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS CALL 311 . TWIH THAT WE ARE GOING TO SAY A FEW WORDS IN SPANISH BEFORE TURNING TO MY COLLEAGUES WITH THAT THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL MY COLLEAGUES AND ALL THE AGENCIES, ALL THE PERSONNEL FOR ALL THEY ARE DOING AND I WANT U YON OTTO HEAR FROM OUR HEALTH COMMISSIONER GOOD AFTERNOON AS THE MAYOR HAS SAID . WE VEHA THE FIRST INDIVIDUAL THAT HAS HAD THE CORONAVIRUS THIS IS BEEN AN TIICPATED BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT VIRUSES DN’OTRE SPECT BORDERS . THE PATIENT IS DOING WELL CLINICALLY, AHS CREEIVED THE POPREISR OLATION PROTOCOL IN THEIR HOME WE WILL BE CONTINUING O T MONITOR INDIVIDUAL FOR THE NEXT 14 DAYS ON A DAILY BASIS AND WE HAVE THROH UGOUR DISEASE DETECTIVES DONE ALL THE NECESSARY TRACING OF POTENTIAL CONTACTS THAT THE INDIVIDUAL MAY HAVE HAD COME IN CONTACT WITH AND WE ARE PLEASED TO REPORT THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE ADDITIONAL INDIVIDALU O WH S A CONTACT WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE THOSE INDIVIDUALS ARE CURRENTLY AS I MENTIONED UNDER THE PROPER LEV EL OF ISOLATION THE OTHER THING I WANT TO NOTE WITH THE ABILITY TO DO ON-SITE TESTING HERE IN THE CITY WE WILL BE INCREASING THE CAPACITY OF THE TESTING . BUT BEFORE I GET TO THAT, WANT TO REMIND NEW RKYOERS THAT HEARING THIS NEWS OF OUR FIRST CASE, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS ANTICIPATED COULD CREATE SOME ANXIETY FOR FOLKS AND I WANT TO REMIND INDIVIDUALS THAT WE ARE ENCOURAGING NEW YORKERS TO GO ABOUT THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES, WITH REGARDS TO HANDWASHING, COVERING YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH WHETHER YOU SNEEZE OR COUGH D ANIF YOU ARE FEELING ILL AND YOU HAVE TRAVELED TO ONE OF THE COUNTRIES THAT ARE NOW HOTSPOTS, IF YOU WILL, ACROSS THE GLOBE, CALL THE DOCTOR AS UKICLASY POSSIBLE, DON’T DELAY AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE RISK REAIMNLOS W AND OUR PREPAREDNESS REMAINS HIGH IN TERMS OF THE EHIGT HOF OUR PREPAREDNESS, WE ERHAVING CITY CAPACITY TO DO OUR OWN LAB TESTING . WE ARE NOW GOING TO BE INCREASING THE NUMBER OF TESTS THAT WE DO ONE OF THE THINGS WE WILL BE KICKING OFF TODAY IS IN COLLABORATION WIHT TRHEE HEALTH SYESTMS H&H, NEW YORK REPSTEBYRI ANAND

NYU . WE WILL BE STARTING . THAT IDEA IS WE DOT N’ WANT PEOPLE TO GO UNDETECTED WE WANT TO TAKE A DEEPER DIVE, LEAVE NOTE STONE UNTURNED IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED . WHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A VERY ROUGHLY SEASON I DON’T WANT NEW YORKERS TO BE IN A SITUATION WHERTHE EMAY Y DEVELOP FLULIKE SYMPTOMS AND THEY GO THROUGH ANXIETY WODNERNGI IF THEY HAVE THE FLU OR POSSIBLY HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS THIS IS A REMINDER, IT IS T O TOLATE TO GET YOUR FLU VACCINE WEH AVE BEEN LOOKING AT DATA ACROSS THE CY IT I AM SEEING, ROUGHLY A 5% INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN THAT HAVE RECEIVED THE FLU VACCNIE THAT IS GOOD BUT WE CAN DO BETTER WITH REGARDS TO ADULTS . AVERAGE ANNUAL ABSIS LESS THAN HALF OF NEW YORKERS GET IMMUNIZED I DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO GET CAUGHT IN THE SAME SITUATION WHETHER THEY HAE VTHE FLU I WANT TORMIEND NEW YORKERS WE ARE IN A SCENARIO WHERE THE RISK TO THE NEW YORKERS REMAINS LOW THE PREPAREDNESS IS HIGH WE WANT NEW YORKERS TO PRAEPRED . SO THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO DAYEL ON FILLING YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IF YOU GOT A PRESCRIPTION THAT NEEDS TO BE REFILLED YOU DO ITS OEONR RATHER RATHER THAN LATER LASTLY, I ALSO WANT TORA DW SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED FROM THE XPREIENCE WE ARE SEEING ACROSS THE OGLBE IS THAT 80% OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHDOO EVDEOPL THE CORONAVIRUS, COVERT 19 HAVE VERY MILD SYMPTOMS HO TSEHAHAT VE SEVERE SYMPTOMS ARE THE ELDERLY AND HTOSWE IT H CHRONIC UNDERLYING DISEASES COVID-19 THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR UST O MIRED NTHE SENIORS IN THEIR LIVES IF THEY ARE FEELING SYMPTOMATIC BY ALL MEANS IF THEY HAVE HAD CONNECTION TO TRAVEL . THEY SHOULD REACH OUT TO THE DOCTORS EVEN WITHOUT THE CONNECIOTN TO RATVEWEL ANWT TO MAKE SU ARELL THE ROUTES ARE OPEN THERE IS NO DELAY LASTLY TO REMIND INDIVIDUALS HAVING A CHRONIC UNDERLYING ILLNESS, THESE INCLUDE ASTHMA, DIABETES, HEART DISEASE AND DINIVDIUAS LW HO M AYBE SMOKERS IF YOU WANT THE FOLKS TO FOLLOW INTO THESE CEATGIORETS O PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION . IF YOU HAVE MEDICATION THAT NEEDS TO BE REFILLED THIS IS THE TIME TO DO I .T I GUESS THE LAST THING THAT I WILL SAY IS THAT THE MESSAGES THAT WE HAVE BEE GNIVG IN IN TERMS OF HANDWASHING CONTINUE TO ALPPY,T HIS MIGHT BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE ALCOHOL- BASED HAND SANITIZER YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND IF YOU DON’T HAVE EASY ONGOING ACCESS TO A WATER SUPPLY . AND MAY ALSO BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO START PRACTICING FIST BUMPS, HANDSHAKE OR ELBOW HANDSHAKES SO THANK YOU VERMUY C. H WE N DMOEL THAT >> MODEL GOOD BEHAVIOR THANK YOU DR., OUR EREMGEY NC MANAGEMENT COMMISSION.ER AS WE HEAR TODAY WE DO HAVE THIS FIRST CASE OF CORONAVIRUS TS HIIS OMTHEIN WGE HAVE PREPARED FOR THE CITY IS READY TO TACKLE THE VIRUS HAD ON WE’VE BEEN WORKING VEY R CSELOLY SINCE THE FIRST PICK UP IN JAARNUY TODAY’S TABLETOP IS BROUGHT AGENCIES ACROSS T HECIY TANOD UR PARTNERS ACROSS THE PORT AUTHORITY AND MTA, CONTINUAL PLANNING, PLANNING TH AT HABS EEN LONG GOING FOR THIS ARRIVED, CONTINUE OUR RESPONSE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE ISRU THESE EFFORTS ARE GOING TO NCOTIE,NU WE WILL BE HAVING ESCALATING EXERCISES AS INCREASING COMPLEXITY AS THE WEEKS GO ON BUILDING OFF OF

THE WORK HAS BEEN GOING SOME TIME NOW WE ARE WORKING TO IMPROVE AND EXPAND ON OUR LONG HISTORY OF PANDEMIC THAT YOU NEW YORK CITY HAS ALREADY ON E WE HAVE ESTABLISHED SEVERAL INTERAGENCY PLANNING WORKING GROUPS THEY STARTED WOIRKNG YESTERDAY WE WILL BE FOCUSING ON CONTAINING THE RE ADOFTH E VIRUS IN THE FUTURE . PLANS ARE ALSO IN PLACE FOR CITY EAGNCS IETO MAINTAIN SERVICES, CONTINUITY OF OPERATION . WHAT DO WE DO IF THEY COME TO WORK AND WHAT WE DO IF THEY CAN’T HAVE ALSO CONDUCTED MULTIPLE CALLS TO ADDRESS ANY CONCERNS ABOT U POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THE VIRUS WE HAVE ENGAGED CLOSE 800 ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE THE CITY’S PARTNERS AND PREPAREDNES S OFO FCUS ON SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS IN PREPARING EITHR EMPLOYEE SERVICES AND FACILITIES FOR EMERGENCIES ONE OF THE BIG QUESTIONS WE HAVE HAD CONTINUALLY IS E IMPACT OF HESU PPLY CHAIN WE HAVE ALSO ENBE CSELOLY MONITORING THOSE IMPACTS ACROSS THE CITY. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE BEEN TRACKING ANY RESOURCE CONCERNS FROM CITY AGENCIES, AS OF RIGHT NOW WE HAVE NOT RECEVEID ANY CONCERNS ABOUT DISRUPTIONS OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN UTE WARE MIONTORING THIS VERY CLOSELY BECAUSE WE DO HAVE CONCERNS OVER THIS NEW YORK CITY EERMGENCY MANAGEMENT IS WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HETALH AND STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS TO COORDINATE DISTRIBUTION OF HIGH PRIORITY COMMODITIES UCSH AS MASKS WE HAVE HEARD ABOUT AND PURSUE PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT ROUTES HAVE DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH THEIR FEDERAL PARTNER SO IF WE FIND WE USE CRITICAL EVELS WE CAN REACH OUT TO THEM TO MAKE SURE NEW YORK CITY HAS WHAT IT NEEDS IN CLOSING, PEOPLE SHOUD LGO ABOUT THEIR DAILY LIVES REMEMBERING THAT THE PREAUCTONIS HAT YOU WOULD TAKE DURING COLD AND FLU SEASON ARE THE SAME PRECAUTIONS WE WOULD EXPECT YOU TO TAKE TODAY WIL LWOK R TEOGTR HETO ENHANCE OUR EXISTING PLANS TO MAKE SURE WE MONITOR OUR STOCKPILE MAKE SURE NEW YORKERS HAVWHE ATT H EY NEED IN ORDER TO RESPOND TO THIS SPEAKERS THE CITY COUNCIL WE WANNA THANK ALL CITY COUNCIL FOR PARTNERSHIP THIS IS SOMETHING HE KNOWS ABOUT AND CARES OF A LOT ABOUT . SPEAKER COERY OJHNSON >> THANK YOU MAYOR DE BLASIO, I’M HAPPY TO SEE YOU AND THE GOVERNOR A COUPLE HOURS AGO WHAT ARE CITY ND STATE GOVERNMENTS WE KNOW THE TEAM WAS BEEN WORKING THROUGHOUT THE BLO.CK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO BE HERE TODAY . TO LET NEW YORKERS KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING . NEW YORK CITY HAS THE BEST HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN HE WORLD THAT IS NEVER EEN DISPUTED WE HAVE GONE THROUGH MANY PUBLIC HEALTH SCARES THAT’S WHY I AM CONFIDENT IN OUR HEALTH DEPRTAME’NTS ABILITY TO COPE WITH THE CORONAVIRUS, ALL NEW YORKERS SHOULD BE, THEY HAVE NT OSHOOTER SUGARCOATED INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC THERE’BES EN A LOT OF TRANSPARENCY HIWCIH TNHIK IS VERY IMPORTANT THEY PREDICTED THAT NEW YORK CY ITWOULD HAVE A ONCFIRMED CASE OF CORONAVIRUS AND SADLY THEY WERE RIGHT, IS A MAJOR URBAN CI TY WE KNEW THAT THE VIRUS WAS LIKELY TO IMPACT OUR CITY IT WANES VER IN MAERTT OF IF OR WHEN . AND WE AYM HAVE OTHER CASES THAT ARE CONFIRMED IN THE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS I WANT THE PUBLIC TO CONTINUE TO PRACTICE COMMON SENSE ANDL EAVE DESICIONS ON SCIENCE AND NOT FEAR WE SHOULD BE TAKING BASIC PRECAUTIONS, WE NT ‘REPEATED ENOUGH . WASHING NDS, DOING THE INS GTHAT WE KNOW BUT NOT AVOIDING PUBLIC PLACES THAT IS NOT WHAT EOPPE L SHOULD BE DOING RIGHT NOW IF YOU’RE SICK STAY HOME . IF YOUR WORKPLACE ALLOWS YOU TO TAKE TIME OFF CALL 911 . A LL NEW YORKERS HAVE GUARANTEED PAID TIME OFF UNDER NEW YORK CITY LAW . FOLKS SHOULD KNOW THAT WE KNOW THE PUBLIC HAS A LOT OF QUESTINSO AS DR. BARBOT KNOWS AND HAS SAID SOME NEW YORKERS ARE SCARED THAT S IWHY THIS VIDEO COUNCIL HAS SCHEDULED A PUBLIC HEARING FOTR HIS THURSDAY TO BETTER INFORM NEW YORKERS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS AND MEASURES WE ARE TAKING IN A COORDINATED WAY TO BE PREPARED AND KEEP EVERYONE AS HEALTHY AS POSSIBLE WE LOOK FORWARD TO ASKING SOBER QUESTIONS, NOT HYSTERICAL QUESTIONS, NOT CRAZY QUESTIONS THE QUESTIONS ABOUT

PREPAREDNESS AND FOATRMION THAT LKS NEED TO KNOW THE PREPAREDNESS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TODAY CARE MAY BE MORE DETAILED IN A GRANULAR WAY NEW YORKERS SHOULD BE PREPARED BUT NO ONE SHOULD BE PANICKING . WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH OUR PANRTERS AS YOU SAW TODAY ACROSS THE CITY AND THE STATE . KEEPING W YORKERS INFORMED AND THAT IS WHAT NEW YORKERS SHOULD EXPET CAND THE OUILNC ILWL BE UPDATING FOLKS AS WE LEARN MORE LASTLY I STJU WANT TO SAY IN THE LAST SIX WEES KOR SO, WE HAVE SEEN, NOT WIDESPREAD, BUT E AVHE SEEN, UNFORTUNATELY, A LEVEL OF XENA PHOBIA AND RACISM THAT HAS COME OUT AT A CERTAIN POINT THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE DISEASES DO NOT DISCRIMINATE DISCRIMINATING GAAINST NW E YORKERBS ECAUSE OF THEIR RACE OR ETHNICITY OR NATIONAL ORIGIN R THE WAY THEY LOOK OR THE WAY YOU THINK THEY MAY BE FROM IS UNACCEPTABLE WE ARE NOT GOING TO PUT UP WITH THAT HERE IN NEW YORK CITY IT IS IMPORTANT THAT BOTH KNOW TT HADIASSEEDS O NOT DISCRIMINATE AND WE ARE NOW DEALING WITH THE DISEASE THAT HAS SPREAD SIX OUT F VESEN INNTENTS . WE WANT TO TAKE A SOBER PRECAUTION, BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT OUR RESPONSE, BE FACT-BASED AND SCIENCE SPACE BUT NOT DEMIGOD THIS ISSUE, NOT ACT IN THE PJREUDIAICL WAY WE WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE REMAINS CALM AND BTRE EAETD THWI DIGNITY THAT IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO AS THE GREATEST CITY OF THE WORLD . AND AS CITY GOVERNMENT THAT IS THE WAY WE EXPECT NEW YORKERS TO BEHAVEA ND SIRSTO TO BEHAVE THAT WAY AS WELL I WANT TO THANK YOU MR. MAYOR FOR HAVING THIS PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY >> AMPLIFYNGI THAT POINT, DISCRIMINATION IS ILLEGAL IN NEW YORK CITY PEOPLE WHO PRACTICE DISCRIMINATION THERE IS A NUMBER OF SANCTIONS AND CONSEQUENCES WE MEAN BUSINESS I AM VERY DISTURBED AS A SPEAKEISR , SOME OF THE SPECIFIC DISCRIMINATION THAT HAS BEEN THIS DIRECTED TOWARD THE CHINESE COMMNIUTYT, HAT IS NAUCCTAEPBLE WE WILL USE EVERY TOOL TO OPI T WITH THAI T WAT N TO TAKE QUESTIONS TO STOP IT >> DO YOU EXPECT THE IN TESTING AND THE DIAGNOSTIC INCREASE ? T>> HEE RIS A LOT IN THERE LET ME UNPACK THAT THE REST ARE NEW YORKERS REMAINS LOW BECAUSE WE ONLY HAVE ONE CASE THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT CASUAL CONTACT WITH A DRIVER OF ONGOING PERSON- TO-PERSON ATRNISMSSION THE OTHER THING IS WE HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON ENSURING THAT WE ARE IN CLOSE COMMUNICATION WITH ALL OF OUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS SO THAT WHEN THEY SEE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE TRAVELED TO ANY OFTHE AFFECTED OUNTRIES, THEY ARE INCORPORATING A TRAVEL HISTRYO INTO THAT HISTORY AND PHYSICLA AND LASTLY, WE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING LONG AND HAUL HARD LED BY THE MAYOR’S EFFICACY TMAO KE SURE WE HAVE THE TESTING CAPACITY HERE IN THE CI TY. SO EVEN THOUGH WE HAVEN’T HAD THE CAPACITY IN THE CI,TY ITIDDNT’ DELAY DIAGNOSING FOLKS BUT NOW, WITH THE CASREE IN PSOERN-TO-PERSON TRANSMISSION THAT WE ARE SEEING IN WASHINGTON STATE, CALIFORNIA, OREGON IT IS TO BE EXPECTETD H ATWE WILL HAVE PERSON- TO-PERSON TRANSMISSION R SE,O LAL OF OUR EFFORTS ARE DIRECTED AT CUTTING THAT OFF AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE DII D GT EALL YOUR QUESTIONS ? >> THE SECOND ESTIO N,LOW INFECTION RATE, ARE YOU GOING TO BE TESTING MORE ? > >I THINK THAT IS THE LOW NUMBERS ARE A RESULTOF A NUBEMROF DIFFERENT THINGS THAT INCLUDE A TRAVEL RESTRICTION THAT TOOK PLACE THAT INCLUDE ALL OF THE PROTECTIVE MEASURES THAT WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE . I WOULDN’T DESCRIBE IT TO LOW TESTING >>I ANWT TO THANK ALSO UNICL MEMBERS FOR JOINING US THANK YOU VEY R MCHU >> IS IN ADMINISTRATION WORKING ON ACUTE CARE, HOW ARE YOU ADDRESSING — >> EXCELLENT QUESIOTN PLEASE EVERYONE REPORT THE TRUTH WE DO NOT ASK DOCUMENTATION STATUS IN OUR PUBLIC HOSPITALS AND CLINICS WE NEVRE HVAE, WE NEVER WILL FOLKS THAT NEED HEALTHCARE WILL BE COMFORTABLE AND SHOULD BE COMFORTABLE COMING TO GET IT WE ARE TRYING TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE ONGOING HEALTHCARE ANY UNDOCUMENTED

NEW YORKER HAS GUARANTEED HEALTHCARE AND WITHOUT GETTING INTO THE BIGGER ISSUES OF THE DAY, THIS IS AN OBJECT LESSON AS A NATION A,S A CITY, FOLKS THAT ARE UNDOCUMENTED, HAVING REGULAR HEALTHCARE AND AVING THEIR NEEDS ADDRESSED QUICKLY ISN’T THAT BETTER FOAR LL OF US X OUR FAMILIES ALSO AND ARE NEIGHBORHOODS ALSO? YOU THINK IT’S MORE BETTER OR MORAL OR PRAICTCAL TO HAVE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDOFS PEOPLE WITH NOWHERE TO TURN RFO HEALTHCARE THAT’S WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO IF ANYONE CONTESTS WHY WE PROVIDE HEALTHCARE FOR UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE, IT IS NOT ONLY MORALLY THE RIGHT THING TO DO BUT IT IS PRACTICALLY THE RHIGT THING TO DO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE GET HEALTHCARE WHEN THEY NEEDED . WE WANT TO DEAL WITH THE CRISIS BEFORE IT GETS OUT OF CONTROL >> AT LEAST MY CONSCUSIO IS HERE A GHUE AMOUNT OF OUTREACH IS BEING DONE RIGHT HERE TROHUH G COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, HEALTH BASE, ETC WITH A CONSTANT METHOD TO PEOPLE IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, GET THE HEALTHCARE . HE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO YOU REGARDLESS OF YOUR STATUS, ABILITY TO PAY, THE CENTRAL MESSAGE, WHOEVER YOU ARE, CALL 311 IF YOU ARE NOT SUE RWHAT TO DO, CALL THAT NUMBER ARE INTERALN AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER >> THANK YOU MR MAYOR I JUST WANT TO ADD IN TERMS OF WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING TO RESPOND TO PUBLIC CHARGE AND WE HAVE A LARGE NETWORK OF COMMUNITY PROVIDERS THAT WE WORK WITH, TO BE PARTNERED WITH THE OMUMNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO DO SPECIFIC ENAGGEMENT D AN MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE CONNECTED TO THAT SERVICE I KNOW IT’S AVAILABLE WE HAVE ALSO TRAINED ELGAL SERVICES PROVIDER AND HAVE HAD A CITYWIDE SYSTEMATIC RESPONSE TO THE CHARGE WITH THAT SAME MESSAGING WE DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR IMMIGRAIOTN STATUS OR WHAT LANGUAGE YOU SPEAK WE WANTOT KMAE URSE YOU GET THE CARE THAT YOU NEED AND ARE INFORMED TO DO SO WE ARE TAKING ADDITIONAL STEPS WITH A IMACPTED MCOMUNITY >> THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE WE TALK ABOUT TESTING FOR THE R, USWHT AHAS CHANGED SENSE AND CAN YOU WALK US THROUGH TESTING THAT WILL BECOME AVAILABLE ? >> WE WERE FIRST WE DIDN’T HAVE THE ABILITY TO TEST OURSELVES, THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE GETTI NG INTO, RIGHT? >> DEPUTY MAYOR, JOIN N IWHENEVER >> THE EASY ANSWER IS THE CDC THEY WERE DOI NG THSE AME STET OF THAT WE WERE DOING BUT THEY ARE JUST DOING IT HERE >> IF SOMEONE IS SHOWING SYMPTOMS WHT ASOUHLTD HEY EXPECT ? >> THE SUB PROCEDURE WHEN YOU GO TO YOUR CORT NEW PRESENT SYMPTOMS THEY WILL DO A NASAL SWAB, THEY WILL TEST FOR THE 26 MOST COMMON VIRUSES THAT MAY BE ACCOUNTINFOG R YOUR SYMPTOMS THE LIKELIHOOD OF YOU HAVING THE FLU IMOS RE HIGH THAN THE LIKELIHOOD IF YOU HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS WE WILL TAKE A SIMILAR SAMPLE, THAT SWAB AND SEND IT TOHE T PUBLIC HEALTH LAB TO BE RUN THERE IS NOTHING SEPARATE TO WHAT IS CURRENTLY DOE NTO NASAL SWABS >> WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUTCAION CONSIDER THAT IF T BECOMES AN ISSUE >> I THINK WERE GOING TO DO THIS WITH EVERYTHING IN LIFE IN SGTAES THE EXACT REASON WE HAVE THIS EXERCISE TODAY IS TO START RUNNING IFFERTEN SCENRAIOS AGAIN AT HIGHER AND HIGHER LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY IN THE COMING DAYS RIGHT NOW, HOW WE WOULD ADDRESS SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ISSUES AND ADMISSIONS AND ALL THAT IS OV ER THE HORZION E RAE NOT THERE YET . WE ARE OBVIOUSLY GOING TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE RELIATIY F E W GET THERE >> THE QUESTION OF WHETHER KIDS WHO HAVE TRAVELED OVERSEAS SHOULD BE HANDLED DIFFERENTLY, THINK THT AIAS FAIR QUESTION THAT I ASN ASSESSMENT WE WILL MAKE IN THE

NEXT DAY OR TWO WE HAVE NOT DONE THAT YT E BUT I THINK THAT IS A FAIR QUESTION, WE WILL COME BACK TO YOU ON THAT >> ICTY SCHOOLS, WORRY ABOUT PROTOCOL >> IF THE SOCHOL CHANCELLOR WANTS TO JUMP IN, FEEL FREE I WANT TO EMPHASIZE, EVERY TIME I ATTEMPT S AA NON-DOCTOR TO TALK ABOUT CORONAVIRUS I LWIL CAKNWOLEGDE NOT ONLY I’M A NON-DOCTOR, EVEN E DOCTORS DON’T FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CORONAVIRUS IT IS A NEW THING IN THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE . WE DO SEE SO FAR NOTICEABLE DYNAMIC THAT DOES NOT ACCEPT SEEM TO AFFECT CHILDREIN N A ANMEINGFUL WAY SO THAT IS A VERY GOOD SIGN WE WILL NOT MAKE AN ASSUMPTION, WHAE VE TO SEE MORE PLAY OUT THE SO FAR SO GOD OON THAT FRONT THE GUIDANCE TO THE SCHOOLS HAS BEEN TO INTENSIFY CLEANING EFORFT, STE H GUIDANCE 12 SCHOOL PERSONNEL IS TO LOOK OUT FOR CHILDREN WITH SYMPTOMS AND ADVISE THEIR FAMILIES TO GET CARE BUT ALSO FOR PERSONNEL AS WELL IF HTEY HAVE SYMPTOMS, TO MAKE SURE THEY GET CARE WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO SEE ON ALL THESE FRONTS, ‘WERE GOG IN TOKEEP AMPLIFYING THOSE MESSAGES AND KEEP ENSURING AT THERE IS FOLLOW THROUGH THE REAL DIFFRECENE HERE, COMMONSENSE POINT BUT IT BEARS SAYING UBPLIY.CL TF DIFNERECE BETWEEN FINDING SOMEONE THE FIRST DAY, THAT IT MIGHT BE CLEAR THEY HAVE CORONAVIRUS AND TESTING THEM AND GETTING THEM THE HELP THEY NEED IN ISOLATING THEM, VERSUS THE THIRD DAY, THE FIFTH DAY . THE MORE SOMEONE IS OUT THERE THE MORE THEY COULD BE IN A POSITION TO EXPOSE OTHERS AGAIN FROM WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW IT TAKES PROLONGED CONTACT TO TRANSMIT THE DISEASE BUT THE PERFECT WORLD IS FINE . THE FIRST AVAILABLE DATA ISOLATE THEM, WE WANT ALL OF OUR CITY EMPLOYEES TO BE PART OF THAT IF THEY THEMSELVES OR ANYONE MAY COME ACROSS MIGHT BE THAT TESNGTI ETHIRGE TINTG THAT DONE CHANCELLOR, DO YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING? >> I WANT TO EMPHASIZE WITH THE MAYRO HAS SAID IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE WE HAVE BEEN FUOCSING ON WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH . WE HAVE BACK PACKED ALREADY A LETTER BY . DRBBAROT VERY SPECIFIC GUIDANCE SINCE JANUARY THE JANUARY WE HAVE ISSUED IGUDCEAN L ALOF OUR FACILITIES CREWS ALSO GUIDANCE WHAT PROTOCOLS ETHY SHOULD BE AWARE OF BACKPACK LETTERS, ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION WE HAVE ALSO WORKED WITH OUR SCHO OLNURS ES FOLLOWING PROTOCOL AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS DEVELOPED . WE WANT TO OVER COMMUNICATE AGAIN WE WANT TO EMPHASIZE, IF THE CHILD IS SICK, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT ADMISSION AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS, IF THE CHIL DISS ICK, STAY HOME AND GET SOME ATTENTION IF OUR EMPLOYEES ARE SICK AND YOU WANT THEM TO STAY HOME AND GET MEDICAL ATTENTION AS LWEL W. E WILL CONTINUE TO WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH >> YOU MENTION CITY OFFICIAL ACCOUNT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, WHAT WOULD THAT OOLK LIKE FOR SUBWAYS, WHAT DOETS HAT MEAN IN ACTUALITY? >> I THINK EEVRYOBDY IS FAMILIAR WITH THE FACT THAT THE SUBWAYS AND BUSES ARE RUN BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK . THE FACT IS, THE BASICS HERE APPLY OTHER EXPERTS CAN SPEAK TO IT MORE ELOQUENTLY THE MEANS THOROUGH, CIONSSTENT CLEANING, GOING TO MAKE A REALY L SIMPLTE HEO T PT INTHAT WHAT DR. BARBOT SAID ABOUT ALCOHOL- B DASEN HAD SAR TIZEFOR PE EOPLH, TE GOVERNOR SAID EA ERRLII, USNG BLEACH, CLEANING AGENTS ON PUBLIC FACILITIES THAT IS GOING TO BE DONE VERY SYSTEMATICALLY I WANT TO DEFER TO THE MTA ABOUT HOW THEY ARE DOING IT IN THEIR CASE BUT THAT IS THE BASIC CONCEPT >> REQUIRING PARENTS TO ADVISE SCHOOL AT ANY TIME IF SOMEONE IS INFECTED? >> I WANT TO REEMPHASIZE WE AREW ORNKIG RVEY LELOSY ITWH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF DR. BARBOT WE DO NOT HAVE THAT SPECIFIC GUIDANCE IN PLACE YET . I WANT TO REEMPHASIZE, THERE IS ONE CASE SO FAR T BUO URGUIDANCE IS ALL FOCUSED AROUND HAVING A

HEIGHTENED SENSE F ERALT, HEIGHTEEDN SENSE OF BEING MONITORING WHAT IS HAPPENG IN WITH URO STUDENTS . AS TIME GOES, CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE WE ARE CONSTANTLY REVISITING WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE >> YOU SAID EARLIER, NEW RKERS ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING HERE, EE RHANS’T E ENA SINGLE MOMENT OF DENIAL AMONG NEW YORKERS WHO ARE RESPONDING I GUESS MY QUESTION IS, HOW DO WE KNOW THAT AND WHICH ARE THE COMMUNIESTI ATHT RAE AT RIK S WHO ARE FAILING TO RESPOND OR TRUSTING YOU AND HOW DO YOU REACH THOSE PEOPLE ? >> THIS IS BECOINMG 1A2 PART QUESTION HENRY, RESPECTFULLY HRENY PLEASE, WHEN I’M ASKING YOU GUYS, WHAT I’M SAYING YOU’RE ASKING SO MANY THINGS I CAN’T FOLLOW IT AND ANSWER . IT WOLDU E B DIGNIFIED AND DECENT AND HUMAN IF YOU WOULD RECOGNIZE I’M SPEAKING TO YOU AS A HUMAN BEING WE REA TRYING TO COMMUNICATE IF I CAN’T FOLLOW YOUR QUESTION, I CAN’T ANSWER YOUR QUESTION WHEN I ASK YOU TO SEPARATE YOUR QUESTIONS AND I COME BACK TO YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR QUESTION IT S TOG ETYOU A GOOD ANSWER PLEASE WORK WITH ME >> RESPOND, NO DENIAL HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT ? >> FAX OUTCOMES, PRODUCT, THAT IS HOW I AM JUDGING E WHAVE GONE THIS WHOLE WAY WITH CONSISTENT REPORTING F O PEOPLE GOING IN GETTING HEALTHCAR,E COMING IN WITH THEIR SYMPTOMS, NOT HODILNG BACK FOLKS CAME IN FOR TESTING PREVIOUSLY THOSE FOLKS CAME FWAORRD SO NOW GRAND TOTAL SINCE DAY ONE OF PEOPLE UNDER INVESTIGATION IS 1 1. OTHSE 11 FOLKS DID NOT LD BACK THEY CAME FORWARD WE HAVE SEEN EXTRAORDINARY OUTREACH EFFORTS I HAVSEE EITN IN MY OWN EYES I COMMEND ALL OF OUR COLLEAGUES DAN ASIAN COMMUNITIES AGAIN A GREAT JOBDO ING DEMYSTIFYING AND THE PROOF ISIN THE PUDDING WE HAVE SEEN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF INFORMATION OWING WE ARE SEEING PEOPLE REONSPDI NGTO THE INFORMATION, DOING WHAT WE HAVE ASKED THEM TO DO I’M NOT SIAYNG IT IS PERFECT BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION WHAT I AM YG INIS, WHEN THERE IS PUBLIC MESSAGING AND THEN YOU SEE FOLLOW THROUGH ON THE PUBLIC MESSAGING, THAT ISVERY AFIFRMING THAT NEW YORKERS ARE TAKING T I SERIOUSLY AND FURTHER THAT, WHEN WE SPECIFICALLY FOFER GUIDANCE, YOU SEE IT BEING SPREAD INTENSELY BYLO TS OF OTHER SOURCES . SO I AM VERY SATISFIED BY WHAT I SEE >> GO AHD EA >> COMMUNITIES WHO ARE RESISTING >> THAT IS MY POINT, I DON’T SEE RESITASNE.C I LITERALLY DO THIS FOR A LIVING . I PAY ATTENTION FOR COMMUNITIES AND WHAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH I HAVE BEEN DOING IT MY ENTIRE LIF. E I ALKED TO COMMUNITY LEADERS . I’M STENIG NFOR DONE DENIAL, SDICOECNNT I AM NOT SEEING ANY . THERE MAY BE SOME SOMEWHERE BUT IF WE THOUGHT THEE R WAA S SSYTAEMT IC PROBLEM WE WOULD WANT TO BE ALL OVER IT . YOUR QUESTION IS THE GREAT QUESTION IF WE THOUGHT, WE WOULD BE DOUBLING DOWN BUT WE ARE NOT SEEING IT WE ARE NOT SENGEI WREHE HTERE IS SOME PUSHBACK OR MINIMIZATION OR RESISTANCE . WE WILL DO A FEW MORE >> EARLY TECTIN O SYSTEM, CAN YOU ELABORATE WHAT THAT MEANS? >> THE EARLY DETECTION SYSTEM LBILSO N UOR EXISTING FOOD MONITORING SYSTEM WHEN A PATIENT GOES TO A DOCTOR THEY HAVE SYMPTOMS CONSISTENT WITH FLU AND THE PROVIDER DOES A FLU TEST, THOSE SAMPLES WILL ALSO BETETSED FOR CORONAVIRUS >> YOU TALK ABOUT WHETHER – – MAKE SURE YOU SEPARATE PEOPLE FROM THE REST OF THE POPULATION IN THE HOSPITAL CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT? > >THE EAY RL DETECTION SYSTEM THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HAS ONLY TO DO WITH THE LAB SAMPLES, IT IS NOT A PAT ROF THE OVERALL PROCESS THAT HAPPENS IN HOSPITALS >> IN TERMS OF

THE GROWING TENSION THE GOVERNOR MENTIONED — AS A PART OF THIS ? >> THE EARLY DETECTION EFFORT IS CITY BASE I THINK THE GOVERN ORIS RIGHT TO ASPIRE TO THAT LEVEL OF ESTTI NG. IT LOOKS LIKE THE STARS ARE ALIGNING, WE ANWT O THAVE MAXIMUM TESTING CAPACITY BUT HE WAS REFERRING TO STATES TESTING CAPACITY AS WELL S THE CITY THE POINT IS, WE WANT TO KEEP MAXIMIZING THAT FOR EVERYONE CAN DR. BARBOT TELL US WHEN THE CITY FIRST GOT WARNING SIGNS OF THE VIRUS? >> ABSOLTEULY >> CURRENT COROAVNIR US ACTIVITY PICKED UP IN CHINA IN LATE DECEMBER AND I THNKI THERE ARE MANY OUTLETS THROUGH WHICH WE PAY ATTENTION WHAT IS GOING ON IN T HEWODRL THROU GHTHE GRADUATE LEVEL OF DISEASE DETECTIVES THAT ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WHAT IS HAPPENING GLOBALLY SO WE WERE ALREADYPA YNGI ATTENTION . I DON’T HAVE THE EXACT DATES TT HA THCDE C FIRST CONTACTED US BUT I THINK THE POINT IS HERE, WE DON’T NECESSARILY WAIT R CDC TO SOUND THE ALARM WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING AT WHAT IS HAPPENING GLOBAYLL, ESPECIALLY BEING AN INTERNATIONAL CITY >> A CLIFARYIG N QUESTION, FLU TEST NEGATIVE IN THE HOSPITAL THEN DOES IT GO TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR MORE TESTING ? > ATTH IS CORRECT >> AT THE PUBLIC HEALTLAH B IS WHERE WE DO THE CONORAVUSIR TESTING THAT IS ON FIRST AVENUE >> SECONDLY, WH ITTHE GUARDS OF CASE THE CORONAVIRUS CAN YOU PROVIDE ANY ORE DETAILS ABOUT THE TIMELINE, SHE GOT BACK TO THE COUNTRY ON TUESDAY? HOWO DES IT DEDICATE TAKE TO GET TEST RESULTS BACK TO YOU KNOW HOW SHE GOT ACBK FROM IRAN? THROUGH PARIS? > I DON’T KNOW IF WE HAVE ALL TH AT >> THE PERSON YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT LANDED TUESDAY REAMIN SYMPTOMATIC AND SOUGHT CARE ON TSAURADY TESTING WAS DONE AND WE GOT THE RESULTS ON SUNDAY >> CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE MORE UTABO DEAISSE ECTETIEVS,WH O ARE THEY? >> WHAT CHALLENGES MIGHT THEY FACE GOING FORWARD >> NO JOE, I THINK THESE FOLKS ARE THE ON SUNG HEROES A UBPLC IHETALH BAUECSTE HEY DO THEIR WORK BEHIND THE SCENES . AND THEY ARE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT STAFF THAT HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN THE MOST SENSITIVE INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES TO BE ABLE TO GET THEIR CLINICAL NFMORATION TATH SOMETIMES CAN BE VERY SENSITIVE YET THAT INFORMATION FROM PEOPLE HWO AHVE PAICRTULAR ILLNESS THAT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS SO THESE ARE THE SAME DETECTIVES THAT WE DLOEPYED HEWN WE HAD MEASLES THESE ARE THE SAME DETECTIVES THAT WE DEPLOYED WHEN WE HAVE ANY KIND OF OUTBREAK ETHY ARE VERY WELL VERSED IN TOGGLINBEG TWN EE THINGS HATT AMY BE INCREDIBLY SENSITIVE AND WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEIR ABILITY TO GET IMPORTANT ACTIONABLE INFORTIMAONRO FM PATIENTS THAT WE ARE TRYING TO TREAT > HOLD ON WREE GNOIG O TGO TOANYONE WHO HAS NOT ASKED THE QUESTION YET >> IF THERE IS A PANIC, ANTCIIPANTIG T BU HOPING NOT, WHAT IS A GREATER CHANNEL FOR THE DETECTIVES ? >> THE BEST WAY TO ANSWER ATHT IS DURING THE MEASLES OUTBREAK, WE TRACKED DOWN OVER 20,000 PEOPLE > >VOLUME > ONE CASE PENDING, IS THAT THE HUSBAND? >> WE SUSPECT THAT TO BE A POSITIVE > WI ONDER IF

THERE’S ANY THOUGHT ABOUT SOME KIND OF ENHANCE CLEANING HER PROTOCOL ASSISTED LIVING ? >> YES, I WILL START, AGING COMMISSIONER WANTS TO SPEAK >> THE GOVERNOR INDICATED AERLEIR THERE WILL DEFINITELY BE A FOCUS ON ASSISTED-LIVING, NURSINHG OSME, SENIOR CENTERS, OBVIOUSLY A STRONG NEXUS THERE INFORMATION IS FLOWING ALREADY BUT WE ARE GOING TO BE DOING CONSTANT WORK WITH EACH OF THOSE INSTITUTIONS TO MAKE SURE IF THERE’S ANY KIND OF FOLLOW-UP OR ASSISTANCE THEY NED ETT HATHEY WANT TO GET IT DO WE NEED TO ADD ANYMORE? >> I WA NTTO REMIND EVERYONE THAT THE URNSNGI MHOES AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES, ARE UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE . I AM LORRAINE CORTEZ VAZQUEZ, I’M THE COMMISSIONER FOR THE AGING . WE HAVE BEEN GIVING INFORMATION TO THE ELDER ADULT CENTERS THROUGHOUT THE CITY . AS WELL S ATO THE WORKERS THAT WORK IN THOSE FACILITESI > >WO HHAS NOT GONE AT ALL, NO ONE HAD A QUESTION? >> WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR THE PUOPLATION HOMELESS WHO ARE ALREADY NOT INTERESTED IN AUTHORY ITAND WHO CN AYOU MAKE SURE THAT THOSE PEOPLE WILL GET CARE IF THEY ARE AFFECTED ? Oíç >> WE HAVE TWO THINGS WE DO ALREADY I WILL START, YOU CAN FEEL FREE TO JUMP IN NUMBER ONE, UNLIKE IN THE PAST WE ARE IN AN INCESSANT OUTREACH FEFORS T THROUGH HOME STAT WE GET TO KNOW EACH INDIVIDUAL ON THE TRSEET AND THAT THERE REALLY BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WE ALSO HAVE THE DCOE BL UE CONTACT DURING THE BLIZZARD, IF WE THINK ANYONE IS IN PHYSICAL DANGER WE BRING THEM IN WILLINGLY OR UNWILLINGLY . AS YOU’VE HEARD, THIS IS A DISEE ASTHAT MAIFNESTS DIFFERENT WAYS FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IT IS LIKE HAVING THE FLU AND NOTHING WORSE BUT IF SOMEONE HAS, FOR EXAMLPE OBVIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND VULNERABILITY AND HAD SYMPTOMS THAT WOULD BE THE KIND OF SITUATION I THINK THIS IS A CASE WHERE SOMEONE HAD LE ARMEDICAL DISTRESS AND SYMPTOMS OF THE CORONAVIR US WE WOULD WANT TO BE BRINGING THEM INTO >> I ITHNK, YOUE ‘RQUTIE RIGHT, DO WE ENCOUNTER INDIVIDUALS WHO DO NOT WAN, TNDA THE FIRST INTERACTION, EXCEPT SERVICES UTTHAT DOESN’T MEAN WE DON’T KNOW WHO THEY ARE . ONE OF THE IMPORTANT NEW TOOLS THAT WE ARDEE VLOEPNGI IS THE BY NAMELESS WHICH ENABLES OUR TEAMS TO TALK TO PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE PART OF AALUTG INWHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE ARE TAKING INTO ACCOUNT WHETHER WE ARE SEEING ANY POTENTIAL CONCERNS IN THIS AREA . IF WE SEE THAT WE WILL BE VERY AGGRESSIVE IN MAKING SURE THE PEOPLE GET THE HELP THAT THEY NEED SO THEY CAN BE SAFE >> LAST CALL, ANYONE WHO IS NOT GONE AT ALL? >> WEHAE VAN EXTENSIVE CONVERSATION ABOUT MASKS DURING THE TABLETOP EXERCISE . OUR CURRENT STOCKPILE IS STRONG BUT IN AN ESCALATING CRISIS WE UWOLD ABSOLUTELY NEED FEDERAL ASSISTANCE WE HAVE AN TSTANDING REQUEST FOR 300,000 MASKS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS FINALLY PLAYING A MORE DECISIVE ROLE AND I THNKI THEY ARE RIGHT TO TRY AND FIGUROUE T HEWRE T HENEED IS GREATEST FIRST SO RIGHT NOW NEW YORK CITY IS GOOD TODAY BUT WE MIGHT NEED HELP VERY SOON IF WE HAD A BIGGER SITTIUAON I’M GONNA DO THIS ONE MORE TIME, ANYONE WHO HAS NOT GONE AT ALL? YES >> EXPANDING FOR WAYS PEOPLE ARE SCREENED ? >> AGAIN, WE WANT TO BE CAREFUL ON THIS AND BECAUSE I AM NOT THE PERFECT EXPERT ON THIS E AHVE CALLED FOR A VERY AGGRESSIVE APPROACH IN TERMS OF SCREENNGI I THINK IIT S MORE THAN THAT ALREADY > YOU GO AHEAD >> RIGHT NOW THE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ARE FOR COUNTRIES, CHNAI, IRAN, ITALY AND SOUTH KOREA JAPAN HAS A LOWER LEVEL OF RESTRICTIONS AND

HONG KONG FOLLOWS . WE EXPECT THAT IN THE COMING WEEKS E LWIL PRBAOBLY SEE THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES INRCEAES >> CANCELING FLIGHTS ALL THOSE COUNTRIES >> THE U.S. HAVE PLACED AN ADVISORY, VERY STRONG ADVISORIES FOR TRAVEL BACK AND FORTH FROM THOSE FOR COUNTRIES, BASICALLY SAYING RESTRICTED TO ONLY ESSENTIAL TRAVEL >> AGAIN, THE FURTHER ON THAT WOULD BE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OKAY WE’RE GOING TO DO A FEW MORE, WE ARE NOT GOING TO GO ON REFOVE. R >> DR. BARBOT, ONE OF THE THIGSN UNIQUE TOTHE U.S. BUT MANHATTAN, POPULATION DENSITY, YOU MENTINEOD EARLIER AT THE GOVERNOR’S PRESS NCOFEENRCE, CASUAL CONTACT SO THERE IS AN IMMEDIATE CONCERN BUT AT SOME POINT RPATNRE BUILDING, WHAT IS THE RISK, IF SOMEONE IS MY NEIGHBOR IN MY BUILDIG NH ASTHE CORONAVIRUS, WHAT ARE THE CONCERNS IF YOU LIVE IN A BUILDING, COMMON SPACE, THINGS LIKE THAT ? >> I THINK THE IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS THAT THIS IS NOT AN ILLNESS THAT CAN BE EASILY SPREAD THROUGH CASUAL CONTACT WE WANT NEW YORKERS TO GO ABOUT THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES, USE THE SUBWAY, TAKE THE BUS THE OTHER THING WE HAVE WKORI NG IN OURF ARVO, WE HAVE BEEN VERY AGGRESSIVE IN IDENFYTIING POTENTIAL CASES AND NOT NECESSARILY WAITING FOR THE FINAL TEST RESULTS BEFORE DOING ALL OF THE CONTACT TRACING THAT NEEDED TO BE DONE, TO ENSURE IF INDEED SOMEONE DID TURN T OUTO BE POSITIVE WE WOULD’VE ALREAY D DOE NTATH IMPORTANT LEGWORK WI TH REGARDS TO LIITMING THE MOBILITY OF POTENTIAL CONTACTS SO ALL OF THAT PUT TOGETHER PUTS US IN A REALLY STRONG POSITION . NOW IN SPITE OF THE OSEFRTFOS, VIREUSS NDO’T RESPECT BORDERS SO WE DO TANICPIATE SEEING ADDITIONAL CASES BUT WE WILL TREAT EACH EACH OF THEM AS WE HAVE AGGRESSIVELY THESE >> TO CLARIFY YOUR QUESTION, I ITHNK I OGT ITHS ARELIER WHEN I WAS ON THE RADIO CAN I GET A THOURGH A VENTILATION SYSTEM ? >> BASED ON WHAT WE KNOW TODAY >> BASED ON WT HA WE KNOW TODAY, NO >> SO MANY PEOPLE ARE ASKING, THIS WOMAN IS OISLATED IN HER HOME WHEN THE DISEASE DETECTIVES ARE IDENTFYIING OTHERS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT, THE A NEYOU MENTIONED THE CR,A ATTH IS NOT NECESSARILY FROM HOME, WAS HER BUILDING, PEOPLE IN THE COMMON SPACE SOMETHING THAT THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED ? >> THAT IS CASUAL AT BEST, SONO >> YOU STAY HERE FOR A SECOND, AS A LAYMAN I’M GOING TO TRY THIS I BELIEVE IT MEANS YOU ARE IN THE SAME ARTPAMENT WITH SOONMEE PROLONGED CONTACT, BREATHING THE SAME AIR, WORKING REALLY CLOSELY WITH SOMEONE AT WORK OVER HOURS OR DAS,Y NOT I WAS IN A CAR WITH SOMEONE FOR A HALF AN HOUR, I WAS ON THE SUBWAY, I WALKED THROUGH THE LOBBY YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO BE IN REGULAR CONTACT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY ATHT IS CORRECT >> GO AHEAD >> COMMISSIONER N CAYOPU LEASE SAY THAT IN SPANISH >> A HOSPITAL CHARGE IN LIKE THREE GRAND TO GET THE TEST ON >> YOU ARE BLENDING HERE WHAT IS YOUR BOTTOM LINE QUESTIN O >> WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH HOSPITALS THAT THE COSTS ARE REASONABLE ? >> I’M GOING TO R Y,ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GET IN THIS . IF ANYONE COMES TO ONE OF OUR FACILITIES, EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THE GROUND RULES GOING TO GET PEOPLE CARE NO

MATTER WHAT PEOPLE HAVE INSURANCE ARE GOING TO USE THEIR INSURANCE NO ONE IS BEING TURNED AWAY, NO ON IES BEING GOUGED IF ANYONE IS IN DOUBT THEY CAN GO TO PUBLIC HEALTH CARE CFAILITY . IN TERMS OF REGULAR HEALTHCARE, I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT CASE I THINK IT IS FAIR TO SAY THE HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY, USE ALL OF THE PEOPLE AT THE HEALTH OCNFREENEC TEHY E ARNOTRT YGIN TO GOUGE PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CRISI S IFSEOMONE COMES IN FOR A TASTE TEST THEY’RE GOING TO TREAT ANYONE ELSE I DON’T SEE THE HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY HERE DOING SOMETHING IMMORAL LIKE HAT >> THAT CONSTELLATION OF HOSPITALS GIV ES US A FAIRLY COMPREHENSIVE FOOTIPRNOFT THE CIY TANWD E IWLL CONTINUE WORKING WITH OTHER HOSPITAL SYMPMSTO TO BRING THEM ON BOARD AS WELL >> SATURDAY >> WITH PEOPLE SHARING THE SAME SUBWAY AIR HOW DO YOPRU OTT EC TRAFFIC ? >> IS A LAYPERSON, I’M LOOKING TO THE DOCTOR TO AGREE WITH ME SHARING SUBWAY AIR IS NOT CLOSE CONTACT ENCLOSED SPACES, AGAIN WE ARE GONGI BY WHAT WE KNOW YOU HAVE TO PROLONGED CONTACT WITH SOEOMNE THAT WOULD TYPICALLY ALIGN TO FOR EXAMPLE A FAMILY MEMBER IN AN APARTMENT . NOT OPEN CONTEXFOT R A LIMITED PERIOD OF TIME, THAT IS WHTA WE KNOW TODAY >> THE DOCTOR MENTIONED THAT SMOKING IS ONE OF THE PRE- EXISTING CONDITIONS, IS VAPINGA LSO IN THAT CATEGORY? IF YOU ARE PIVANG ELETRCOICN CIGARETTES OR MARIJUANA USE? IS THAT SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO MAKE YOU MORE SUSCEPTIBLE ? >> BEFORE I ANSWER THAT I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE QUESTION ABOUT THE SUBWAY AIR THIS IS NOT TRANSMITTED LIKE MEASLES WHERE SOMEONE WITH MEASLES IS IN THE ROOM, 10 PEOPLE COME INTO THAT ROOAM ND ONE HOUR AFTER THE PERSON LEFT, THEY CAN GET MEASLES THIS IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT, RIGHT? SOMEONE IS ILL THEY HAVE SYMPTOMS, HAVING PROLONGED EXPOSURE, NOT TO BET OOGPRAH, IC BUT THERE ARE SECRETIONS IT IS A VERY DIFFERENT SCENARIO IN TERMS OF THE QUESTION YOU JUST ASKED, VAPING . IT IS UNCLEAR, THE RISK FACTOR OF SMOKING ISN’T THE SAME RISK FACTOR THAT WE CALL OUT WHEN WE ADVISE INDVIDUALS ABOUT THE FLU >> CAN I BRING IT BACK, WILL WE SAY IF SOMEONE IS VAPING TY HE SHOULD BE AWARE? EVEN THOUGH IT IS UNCLEAR? SHOULD WOULD ADD CATIUO ONR ONT ? >> ABSOLUTELY IS A GOOD IDEA TO ADD CAUTION >> WORLDWIDE CONCERN, CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW YOU MAKE THE DETERMINATION THAT SELF QUARANTINE AT

HOME IS SUFFICIENT AND YOU MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE RESECPTG INSELF QUARANTINE? >> THAT IS A FAIR QUESTION I WILL STRTA, AS A ONN-ODCTR OMY UNDERSTANDING IS THIS IS THE GLOBAL HEALTH STANDARD . GIVEN THAT THIS BEHAVES FOR THE SVS A ST MAJORIY TO F PEOPLE, SOMEWHAT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF LIKE THE FLU IT IS UNDERSTANDABLE THE WAY YOU DEAL WITH THAT IS YOU RIDE T IOUT THE SELF QUARANTINE IS THE RIGHT WAY TO RIDE IT OUT WITHOUT INFECTING OTHER PEOPLE . SO WE ARE NOT MAKING TT HAUPW, E ARE BASING IT ON THE GLOBAL STANDARD ON THE QUESTION OF, OTHER FOLKS, IT IS AN EXCELLENT QUESTION AS WE ARE SAYING BOAUT THE USHBAND IN THE CASE WE ALREADY HAVE, WHERE IT IS LIKELY HE WILL TEST POSITIVE . IF THE REST OF THE FAMILY TASYS THERE THERE IS A RI SKOF THEM OCNTCTRAI NGTH E DISEASE WHICH MEANS WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT REST OF THE FAMILY NOT BE IN THE SAME PLACE WITH THE PERSON WHO IS QUARANTINED AND YOU CAN DO THAT WITHIN A SINGLE HOME OR SINGLE APARTMENT YOU CAN CREATE ERPAATION . DO ANY DOCTORS WANT TO SPEAK TO THAT? >> I THINK WHAT THE MAYOR SAID IS RIGHT ON, IN TERMS OF THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF ISOLATION, IT PDENSN OTHE APARTMENT SITUATION I WILL ALSO A DD WE HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH OUR SISTER AGENCIES AT THE OFFICE OF PROTECTION, COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND WE HAVEN’T COME UP AGAINST THESE ISSUES YET UTB WEAR,E AS THE MAYOR SAID, BEFORE DEPLOYING ALL CITY AGENCIES TO COTNRIBUTE SO THAT THERE ISN’T ANYONE WHO HAS ANY HESITATION ABOUT COMING FORWARD . WE WILL DO ANYTHING AND EVERYONE POSSIBLE TO MAKE APROPPARITEHO ME ISOLATION AS MINIMALLY PANIFU LASI T IS THE REALITY OF IT IS, ANY OF US WOULD HAVE CHALLENGES STAYING IN OUR APARTMENT FOR 14 DAYS . AS PART OF OUR RESPONSE WE ARE LOOKING THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WERE LOOKING AT A WHOLE HOST OF AREAS WHERE WE CAN PROVIDE SUPPORT TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE FOR HETM O LFOLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS >> LET ME GO BACK ON THE PREVIOUS ONE AND THEN WE WILL FOLLOW UP ON YOUR QUESTION TO ALL MY COLLEAGUES, I WANT TO GIVE AN ORDER OF THE DAY HERE 311 IS CENTRAL TO THIS WHOLE REALITY . IF FOL KSDN’OT NOKW HOW TO PROPERLY SELF QUARANTINE I WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY CAN GET THAT INFORMATION THROUGH 311 IF FAA MILY DOESN’T HAVE A CONTEXT WHERE THEY CAN CREATE SEPARATION, THEN WE NEED TO FIND A WAY TO FIND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS TO PLACE THEM TEMPORARILY YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO ATHT THROUGH 311 WHATEVER THE OUTSTANDING ISSUE, I WANT TO MAKE SURE, SO I AM SAYING THIS BOTH TO TELL NEW YKEORRTS O CALL 311, I AM ALSO TELLING THE ESRT F THE GOVERNMENTMA, KE SURE 311 IS UP TO THE CAPACITY IMMEDIATELY AND ATEVER WE HAVE TO ADD IN TERMS OF PERSONNEL OR TRAINING OR FOLLOW-THROUGH MECHASNIMWS E NEED TO DO THAT IMMEDIATELY THE BEST WAY TO SEE THIS THROUGH IS THAT OPPELE CAN VEY REASILY GET THE SUPPORT AND FACILITATION THAT THEY NEED > YOUR QUESTION? AGAIN, JUST LISTEN CAREFULLY ON THE PART ABOUT WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT IS AND . THIS COUPLE IS IN THEIR 30s, THEY HAPPEN TO BE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IF YOU HAVE E TH FLU, YOU YOURSELF HAVE THE FLU WE WOULDN’T HAVE A NURSE THERE WITH YOU TO E SEY OU TOHRUGH THE FLOW, YOU WOULD STAY HOME AND SELF MEDICATE AND T GETHROUGH IT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN DANGER, OF THFE OLKS WITH THOSE UNDERLYING MEDICAL NDIOITNS FOR THOSE FOLKS, OBVIOUSLY WER AE ALTKING ABOUT, IN SOME CASES HIGHER-LEVEL SUPPORT BUT A LOT OF CASES BEING IN THE OISPTAL SETTING I THINK TO REALLY HELP PEOPLE, ANYONE WHO IS WORRIED HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WORRIEDBU, T WHAT WE KNOW, ESSENTIALLY IS, THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ON EARTH WHO GET THIS, THEY HAVE A, THEY GET THROUGH IT, IT IS OVER FOR A MUCH SMALLER NUMBER OF PEOPLE, IT IS A GREATER DANGER OR GREATER PROBLEM FOR A VERY SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE IT CAN BE FATAL I THINK IT IS FAIR TO SAY IF YOU ARE IN HOME ISOLATION AMINES YOU’RE DEALING WITH THE LESSER VERSION D ANYOU CAN SEE IT THROUGH ON YOUR OWN IF YOU NEED TO >> CHIEF MONAHAN

PARTICIPATE EITHER OF YOU WANT TO COME FORWARD, FEEL FREE . HICEF MONAHAN IS VERY SHY HE MAY NOT WT ANTO SPEAK WE’RE TRYING TO GET HIM TO GO TO ONE OF THOSE COURSES TO BE ABLE TO FEEL CFOMOARTBLE IN PUBLIC THERE HAS BEEN INFORMATION GIVEN OUT TO ALL OF OUR FIRST RESPONDERS THEYR AE KETAN DDAITNAIOL PRECAUTIONS ALREADY . AND THERE IS, RIGHT NOW, ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT WE NEED TO ACCOMMODATE, AS WE SAID, OVER THE HORIZON WE MAKE NEED MORE EQUIPMENT BUT WE HAVEW HAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW >> WE HAVE A STOP PILE OF MASKS, DISINFECTED, GLOVES, TO ALL OF THE TRANSIT AND HOUSING FACILITY EMPLOYEES TYHE E AROU T THERE AND THEY ARE GIVEN PROTOCOL. WHEN THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, EMS, S6 JOB, POTEINTA L, PEONRSNEWIL LL WAIT OUTSIDE, EMS WILL RESPOND, THEY WILL PROVIDE WHATEREV ASSISTANCE THAT EMS NEEDS >> IS A MATTER OF PROTOCOL, EMTS AND PARAMEDICS AND FIREFIGHTERS ALREADY FOLLOW UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS THEY ARE ALREADY TRAINED IN THE WHIPPED TO DEAL WIH TANY EXPOSURE THAT THEY WOULD HAVE FOR ANYBODY, INCLUDING PEOPLE IWTH THE FLU RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A RESPONSE PROTOCOL, WHERE SOMEONE CALLS 911 AND REPORTS EITHER A FEVER OR A COUGH AND THEY HAVE TRAVEL TO ONE OF THE COUNTRIES THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, THAT ARE AT RISK COUNTRIES, OUR EMTS AND PARAMEDICS AND FIREFIGHTERS SHOULD BE NOTIFIED THAT IT IS A POTENTIAL EVFECOR UGH AVEL INCIDENT AND THEY WOULD TAKE ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS AND THAT INCLUDES WEARING THE RESPIRATORS, GOWNS F I NECESSARY ETC TWO OR THREE MORE QUESTIONS AND WE ARE DONE >> ARE HTERE ONLY OTHER INVESTIGATIONS ? >> WE ONLY HAVE THE ONE, WE PREDICT A POSITIVE ON THAT THAT IS THE USBAND OF THE ONE PERSON THAT HAS THE CORONARVIUS WE REWE GNGOI TO HAVE A BLANKET ANSWER THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THAT IN HIS PRESS CONFERENCE THAT NOT ONLY STATES BUT LOCALITIES WOULD BE REIMBURSED I’M GOING TO TAKE HIM AT HIS WORD, GLAD TO ATHR EM SAY IT PROACTIVELY WE ARE GOING TO DWHO ATEVER IT TAKES TO PROTECT NEW YORKERS THAT WILL BE AN ER VECHANGING SITUATION ANYTIME WE CAN GIVE YOU A COST SSAESSMENT WE WILL BUT BLUNTLY WE ARE IN THE DMIDLOE F DEALING WITH THINGS, WE ARE NOT TOTALLY NOT THE DOLLAR FIGURES, WHEN WE GET TO THE END OF THE LINE WE WILL GO THROUGH THE APPROPRIATE FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT >> THAT’S AL LI OGT R FOYOU RIGHT NOW THE LAST CALL >> YES AND YES THANKS EVERYONE