How novel coronavirus is impacting people around the US.
Americans are learning their “new normal” with social distancing.March 23, 2020, 1:32 PM6 min read In the last week, cases of coronavirus have spiked around the country causing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to announce a 100% workforce reduction for all non-essential businesses statewide, while California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a “stay-at-home” order for all of the state’s 40 million people. ABC’s Cheri Preston checks in to areas around the United States for ABC News Radio’s “Perspective” podcast, asking how different states are handling a new normal — social distancing and the novel coronavirus. Listen to the full interview with Cheri Preston and the rest of this past week’s highlights here: First, is Joe Kelley from ABC News Radio affiliate WDBO in Orlando, Florida. “Just a week ago, I mean, we were saying there’s no way, there’s no way that they’re going to close our theme parks, and then they closed our theme parks. And then you say there’s no way they’re gonna close the hotels, and then they closed the hotels…” Kelley said. The economy in Orlando has turned upside-down basically overnight. Theme parks, hotels and restaurants all closing or limiting services due to a virus that is spreading