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NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio said New Yorkers should be prepared for the possibility of a shelter-in-place order as the number of cases in the city reaches 814.

“Even though a decision has not yet been made by the city or by the state, New Yorkers should be prepared right now for the possibility of a shelter-in-place order,” de Blasio said.

“A decision has not been made. It needs to be made with the state,” de Blasio said. The decision is expected to be made within the next 48 hours.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a statement released after de Blasio’s comments, said there is “no consideration” for a shelter-in-place for any locality in the state at this time.

The option was floated by de Blasio after several Bay Area counties in California were essentially shut down and residents there were told to “shelter in place.”

When it comes to a “shelter-in-place,” de Blasio said he is looking at the model created by the Bay Area, which allows people to leave for groceries and pharmacies. He does not assume the military will get involved with the situation. De Blasio also said he does not have all the answers that would make him feel “comfortable” with a shelter-in-place.

The mayor told the PIX11 Morning News Tuesday that a similar scenario for New York City is “absolutely on the table” as an option to further “flatten the curve.”

In another attempt to practice social distancing, de Blasio signed an executive order that would ban ride-sharing and pooling programs.

De Blasio compared COVID-19 to the 1918 influenza epidemic, “in terms of the sheer reach of this disease, the only parallel in 1918 influenza epidemic.”

“In terms of economic dislocation, I think it’s fair to say we are going to quickly surpass anything we saw in the Great Recession, and the only measure, the only comparison, will be the Great Depression,” he said.

De Blasio also said NYC Health + Hospitals, the city’s public health care system, reached a deal Monday night with Bio Reference Laboratories, one of the largest testing companies in the U.S. to begin conducting COVID-19 tests.

By Thursday, public hospitals will be able to perform about 5,000 tests a day. De Blasio clarified that he does not expect 5,000 tests will actually be conducted Thursday.

Starting Wednesday through March 24, alternate-side parking will be suspended.

“This will give us an opportunity to evaluate the impact and see if this is something we want to do on a long-term basis,” de Blasio said. He also noted that he is hesitant to continue with alternate-side parking for the duration of the outbreak because of concerns related to keeping the city sanitary.

There are 1,374 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York state, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Of the total cases in the state, 814 of the cases are in New York City, with 248 cases in Queens, 277 in Manhattan, 157 in Brooklyn, 96 in Bronx and 36 in Staten Island.

Health officials are urging everyone, especially anyone who feels ill, to stay home.

“We need people who are asymptomatic to stay home. We need people who have minimal symptoms in the first three days to stay home. Right now we need to help people who still have symptoms after three or four days,” Michelle Katz, CEO of Health + Hospitals said.

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, an alert will be sent to all New York City-area cell phones — similar to an amber or silver alert. The message will encourage everyone to sign up for proactive information by texting COVID to 692-692 (COVIDESP for Spanish).

“This isn’t going to be easy. This is going to be a long battle,” de Blasio said. “New Yorkers are self-reliant. New Yorkers are resourceful. This is what we do.”

Watch Mayor de Blasio speak in the video below.