With the spread of coronavirus slowing in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday the state economy is ready to begin reopening, with some regions authorized to do so as soon as this week.
Businesses including construction, curbside retail, drive-in movies and some recreational activities will reopen this week on a regional basis, with each area having met seven criteria, including low rates of virus-related hospitalizations and certain testing and tracing measures in place. There will be control rooms to monitor each area’s reopening, ensuring they meet the metrics, the governor said.
“As fast as you can reopen, reopen,” Cuomo said Monday at a press briefing. “Just watch the dials.”
Cuomo said the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley have met the criteria, while other regions including the North Country and central New York are close to meeting them. The state today will launch a dashboard showing where each regions stands in meeting the reopening criteria.
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