New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to host his 89-year-old mother for Thanksgiving, though he has urged residents to be cautious with their vacation plans amid an increase in coronavirus cases in various parts of the state.
The governor revealed his vacation plans in an interview Monday with Alan Chartock of Albany-based WAMC radio. Earlier Monday, Cuomo told reporters during a press conference that residents could feel “spiritually together” even though they are physically separated while trying to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
“We’re going to be alone physically, but we’re celebrating together spiritually in a way that’s even deeper than just being close to sitting next to someone,” Cuomo said.
At 89, Cuomo’s mother Matilda is in a group at high risk for complications if she catches coronavirus. However, the governor will attempt to have Thanksgiving with her.
“The story is that my mother is coming and two of my daughters”, Cuomo Told Chartock. “But the plans [may] change.”
Coronavirus infection rates are rising in New York City for the first time since the pandemic hit the state in March and April. The seven-day average coronavirus positivity rate in New York is currently 2.93%, due to epidemics on Long Island, the outer boroughs of New York, and even some counties in central and western New York. New York. New York medical officials as well as the federal government have advised against trips or large family gatherings for Thanksgiving.
Also Monday, Cuomo celebrated his reception an Emmy Award for his televised press briefings in March and April.