February 1, a snowstorm that was said to be “fatal danger” swept through the northeastern United States, and places such as New York City entered a state of emergency, forcing coronavirus testing sites and vaccination sites in many places to close.
This blizzard not only affected people’s normal life and work, but also had a certain impact on New York to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some COVID-19 virus testing sites have been forced to close due to the blizzard, and a large number of COVID-19 vaccination sites have been closed.
New York Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York City and nine other counties on the 1st.
New York City Mayor De Blasio asked all non-essential vehicles not to go on the road before 6 a.m. local time on the 2nd; all schools should be taught remotely; New York City’s public hospitals and health centers suspended COVID-19 testing and vaccinations on the 1st and 2nd, and many state vaccination sites in New York State were rescheduled.
The vaccination time has been made.
Except for New York, New Jersey has entered a state of emergency on January 31 local time, and all six large vaccination sites were closed on February 1.
The areas affected by the vaccination program also include Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.
The National Weather Service predicts that the blizzard will last until the morning of the 2nd local time, and New York City may face snowfall of up to 56 centimeters. In addition, wind speeds may reach 95 kilometers per hour near the coast and 65 kilometers per hour inland. Visibility is also expected to be poor, and a large number of roads are almost impassable.
Affected by the blizzard, New York’s LaGuardia, Newark and Kennedy Airports cancelled 70% to 80% of scheduled flights on the 1st, involving more than 1,300 flights.