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Cluster of Williamsburg

Close Encounters

Are face coverings required in New York City?

A state order requires everyone to wear a face covering when outside their home if unable to maintain 6 feet of distance from others.

Over the months June through September – we have been using public transportation and walking the streets of Brooklyn – in particular Williamsburg.

If you did not know you may want to know.

Williamsburg as seen on the streets and businesses – stands out – from the rest of New York City.

According to CDC:

Should you wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Should you cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others?  Everyone should wear a cloth face cover in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

According to

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.

What Happens?

  1. When Williamsburg residents travel outside of Williamsburg
  2. To employees non-residents of Williamsburg
  3. When non-residents of Williamsburg travel in/out

So I must ask myself the question:

Why some people do not respect these simple preventive rules that does not hurt anyone but can save the life of someone or may save many lives?

Photos here are taken in the public – on the streets of Williamsburg – public space – in just one day – one bus ride. You can tell from the photos – large gatherings at some blocks.

You know you want to :D