NEW YORK — New York state health officials on Friday announced a record-high number of new COVID-19 cases. This exponential spike has led to the temporary closure of some restaurants and Broadway shows, and the Radio City Rockettes also canceled the remainder of its Christmas shows.

Now Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio are taking swift measures to get the spread under control ahead of the holidays, but they are also telling New Yorkers they are not planning on implementing lockdowns like the ones we experienced last year.

Dr. Stella Safo, the founder and executive director of "Just Equity for Health" and a primary care physician, joined NY1 political anchor Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” on Friday evening to tell New Yorkers what they need to do to make sure they’re protecting themselves and their families.


Watch the full interview above.


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