May 12, 2020
Three upstate New York regions are ready to begin reopening this Friday, having met all seven of the metrics required to begin phase one of the state’s regional phased reopening plan. The Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley regions could be joined by the end of the week by the North Country and Central NY regions.
Industries that can reopen in these regions on May 15 include construction; manufacturing and wholesale supply chain; retail for curbside pickup and drop-off or in-store pickup; and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
Additionally, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that certain low-risk business and recreational activities will be ready to reopen statewide on May 15, including landscaping and gardening; outdoor, low-risk recreational activities such as tennis; and drive-in movie theaters.
With the number of new cases statewide down to “just about where we started” in March, Cuomo said, “now we can turn to reopening.”
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