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Social Distancing News for 6/15/2020

Mecklenburg coronavirus case total tops 7,000. Less social distancing worries health officials. (Charlotte Observer)

“State health officials on Sunday reported 269 newly-identified coronavirus cases in Mecklenburg County, for a total of 7,131 people diagnosed with COVID-19 since mid-March.

The number of lab-confirmed cases in the county has grown significantly in recent days. Health officials have said that would likely happen as access to testing increased across the state. But Mecklenburg Health Director Gibbie Harris has warned that many have stopped social distancing and observing best practices such as wearing a mask or avoiding large gatherings.”

Gov. Cuomo Could ‘Reverse’ Reopening In Regions Breaking Social Distancing Rules, Restaurants And Bars Could Lose Liquor Licenses CBS Local NY

“ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent a stern warning to restaurant and bar owners Sunday after reports came in from across the state of large gatherings where people were ignoring social distancing and not wearing masks.”

Crowds flock to Manhattan bars, restaurants despite social distancing rules (PIX11)

“MANHATTAN — New York officials are urging city residents to follow social distancing rules as crowds once again gathered outside of bars and restaurants in Manhattan Friday night.

From the East Village to the Upper East Side, the summer weather drew New Yorkers to restaurants and bars offering curbside pickup, but many lingered and chatted on the sidewalk while enjoying their takeout.”

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