Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new order that gives store owners the right to ban any customer who enters without wearing a mask.
On Thursday during his COVID-19 briefing, Cuomo announced 74 people died in the last 24 hours from COVID-19.
Cuomo says New York has received $23,840 of federal COVID-19 funding per positive case as opposed to Alaska which received $3,395,739 per COVID-19 case.
Cuomo said he's signing an executive order that allows business owners to deny entrance to anyone who isn't wearing a mask or face covering.
"Today I am signing an Executive Order authorizing businesses to deny entry to those who do not wear masks or face-coverings.
He said 1 million masks will be distributed in parts of New York City hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are working at full tilt to reach these communities, with more testing, more supplies and more outreach," he said. »