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Majority of New Yorkers are in quarantine and practicing social distancing

Apr 06, 2020 2:30 pm
Cayla Harris is reporting for the Times Union a Siena College Research Institute poll released April 6, indicated that 95 percent of New York residents are quarantining or social distancing as the state experiences the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Four percent of adults are going about life as usual, but 87percent said the crisis has either significantly or somewhat impacted their daily lives, and 82 percent worry about their health. Forty-two percent are self-quarantining, while 39 percent are social distancing and 14 percent are under mandatory quarantine. “The coronavirus crisis has turned life upside down for nearly all New Yorkers,” said Don Levy, the director of the Siena College Research Institute. Because of the pandemic, New Yorkers are also concerned about their finances and mental health, and ore than half said they are worried about paying their monthly bills. About two-thirds of respondents said they are feeling anxious and powerless, and more than half said they are feeling lonely. Siena polled 802 adults between March 30 and April 2. Read the full story in the Times Union.