New York has ordered the nation’s first coronavirus containment zone.
The number of cases in the state has soared to at least 173, with two school bus drivers and a Barclays employee testing positive.
Per ABC, a 1-mile containment area has been set up in New Rochelle, New York, due to the cluster of coronavirus infections that have taken place in the city, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.
The National Guard will deliver food and clean schools in the zone during the containment period, which will last two weeks, Cuomo said.
All schools in the area will close, and large gatherings have been canceled.
People can go in and out of the containment zone, and small businesses can remain open, Cuomo said.
Labs such as LabCorps and Quest Diagnostics are now ready to process samples for coronavirus tests, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield told lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday.
Anyone can now go to any health care provider that uses LabCorps or Quest Diagnostics and request a coronavirus test, Redfield said. Public health labs have tested 4,856 people so far.
The CDC hopes to aggregate data from all the labs to start tracking how many Americans have been tested, Redfield said.