New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a plan to suspend New York City subway service for four hours every night to disinfect the trains.
Cuomo said the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority will stop train service from 1 a.m. until 5 a.m. nightly.
"This is going to be one of the most aggressive, creative, challenging undertakings, the MTA has done," Cuomo said.
"I to 5 are the slow hours," Cuomo said, noting that about 10,000 people ride the system during that period of time.
He said the city and state will provide alternative travel for essential employees who need to get to and from work during those hours. While this is happening, there will be "buses, dollar vans" and, if necessary, "for-hire vehicles at no cost to the essential worker during those hours."
The shutdown goes into effect on May 6, the governor said.