Cuomo Talks Gyms Reopening, Mandatory Police Reform and Coronavirus Numbers

Cuomo Talks Gyms Reopening, Mandatory Police Reform and Coronavirus Numbers

During a briefing this morning, Governor Cuomo announced that gyms would be allowed to reopen at 33 percent capacity as of August 24. Masks will be required, and specialized ventilation systems will be installed.

Localities and the health department will be inspecting establishments before they reopen. They have up until September 2, to do so. 

He addressed the ongoing tension between the police and many Americans across the country since the murder of George Floyd.

He said the only way change occurs is through disruption, and so for local police enforcement to instill positive reform, the protests needed to happen.

"The relationship is frayed," Cuomo said. "But divorce is not an option. Things need to change; if you don't change, you don't grow, you don't evolve."

The Governor discussed the topic for his Democratic Convention Speech. He compares the national crisis to the ongoing pandemic. He said, to resist the virus, you need a strong body, for America to stick together during these trying times, the same applies, we need to be strong. 

Never before has the government played such an essential role in everyone's day-to-day life, Cuomo said.

He then thanked New Yorkers and other states involved in setting the coronavirus curve on a downwards slope.

New York's positive statewide infection rate is under one percent for seven days straight.

. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

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