Some New York Regions Ready to Reopen, NYC Still Not Ready
Gov. Cuomo announced on Monday that some New York regions are ready to start reopening their economy after a 6-week NY on Pause directive, an executive order by Gov. Cuomo to stop the spread of the deadly Coronavirus that has claimed the lives of over 20,000 New Yorkers.
On Monday, Gov. Cuomo announced 7 metrics that need to be met in order to start phase 1 of the reopening process, while some regions, including Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley, have met the metrics, New York City has not met all of them.
The metrics include a 14-day decline in hospitalizations, 14-day decline in hospitalized deaths, both of which NYC has met, but share of total beds, and ICU beds need to be above 30%, which NYC has not yet met.
The Governor also said some low-risk activities such as gardening, landscaping and tennis may be resumed statewide starting May 15.
Once regions enter phase 1, they will be monitored for any additional outbreaks, if there’s a steady decline they will then move on to phase 2, which will allow some retail to reopen with some restrictions
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