N.Y. Governor Asks Companies to Have 50% of Employees Telecommute

By Jesse Sokolow on 18 March 2020
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New York City as seen from the air

New York will prohibit most businesses from having over 50% of their workforce report to work in the office, as the state tries to prevent the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he plans to issue an executive order that would implement the measure, which would only apply to non-essential businesses.  By contrast, essential businesses such as a doctor’s office or grocery store would be exempt from the order.

The governor is asking businesses to go beyond the order and have as many workers as possible work from home.

“I am asking all businesses voluntarily: If it is at all possible, work from home,: he said. “Work from home.”

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