New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there are no plans to quarantine New York City, despite rumors and fears.
"We hear New York City is going to quarantine itself — that is not true," Cuomo said at a news conference, adding that cities would need to get state approval to make such orders.
"We have no interest whatsoever — and no plan whatsoever — to quarantine any city," he said.
Earlier today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is "absolutely considering" ordering the city's residents to shelter in place during the coronavirus pandemic.
"Right now we have taken a series of steps to reduce the number of people who are circulating around," he said. "But we're going to look at all other options, and it could get to that for sure."