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Cuomo: "Young people saying, 'this is my spring break, I'm out to party' is so unintelligent and reckless"

Three shot at Virginia Beach oceanfront during College Beach Weekend
Posted at 12:19 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 12:59:33-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — During a coronavirus briefing, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called out young people for putting the public's health at risk.

"It makes no sense to go expose yourself to these conditions and expose other people," Cuomo said. His comments were in response to videos and pictures he's seen of millennials partying during spring break.

"These pictures of young people on beaches, these videos of young people saying, 'this is my spring break, I'm out to party, this is my time to party' -- this is so unintelligent and reckless I can't even begin to express it," he said. At the briefing, he used his daughter, Michaela, as a prime example of how students should be behaving.

"She was going to take a vacation on spring break and go with friends," he said. "Luckily, she made the right decision and I'm proud of her for that. No prompting from me, besides the question: risk, reward." He continued, "the risk does not justify the reward. They're putting themselves at risk. Young people can get coronavirus."