Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced stricter rules on communities and businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19 on Friday morning. All employees of “non-essential” businesses are required to stay home. Essential service businesses as defined by New York State include doctors, hospitals, media, grocery stores, bodegas, pharmacies, etc.
Like the rest of the city, Harlem’s residents tried to adapt to the rapidly changing situation.
The parks are still open.