As a result of the coronavirus pandemic that has affected operational globally, various changes have been enacted to foster continued survival. New York is among the places that have experienced significant changes. Among the changes that New York has experienced include social shifts and changes in employment. These changes have occurred in a distinct timeline with the progress of the intensity of the virus.
|23rd march 2020||Religious leaders announced that they could not engage in activities to anoint the sick (Jelten, 2020). They explained that they would seek new approaches in performing pastoral care.|
|11th April 2020||New York, Announced that the social distance initiatives, earlier enacted, had led to the substantial reduction of the spread of the virus. New York administration, therefore, announced that the establishment of social distancing initiatives would continue (Dowty, 2020).|
|13th April 2020,||The spread of coronavirus leads to the closure of schools. While the closure had been temporary, the state announced that schools could remain closed for the rest of the year (Doran, 2020).|
|31st March 2020.||The governor’s office dealing with employee relations issued an announcement that allowed the eligible employed to engage in the extension of unused personal leaves (Piper, 2020). The schedule for the continuation of the leaves commenced on 31st March 2020.|
|7th||New York State and local retirement system (NYSLRS) announced that if its members required to sign for retirement during the coronavirus period, the retirement could be signed online.|
|16th April||New York passed an announcement that the nonessential workers would continue working from home through April 2020 (Lucking, 2020).|
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