The plan released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday afternoon largely mirrors that laid out by Mayor Bill de Blasio two days prior. Instead of using the nine zip-codes where Covid-19 cases are surging as boundaries, Cuomo’s plan involves color-coded maps — an attempt at more precision to spare certain businesses but which initially drew a flurry of questions and confusion.
“What the hell is this? Brooklyn would like to know,” wrote City Council Member Antonio Reynoso on Twitter, posting a map of Brooklyn from Cuomo’s presentation.
Cuomo dubbed his plan the “Cluster Action Initiative” after weeks of blaming de Blasio for what he said was the city’s failure to enforce social distancing directives before tweaking de Blasio’s proposed course of action to his own standards.