May 24, 2020
Albany, NY

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces New York Professional Sports Leagues Will Be Able to Begin Training Camps

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Announces Members of Blue-Ribbon Commission Focused on Improving Telehealth and Broadband Access Using New, Innovative Technologies

 

Mid-Hudson Region Still on Track to Enter Phase One of Reopening on Tuesday, May 26th; Long Island Still on Track to Reopen Wednesday, May 27th

 

MTA Will Be Taking Steps to Protect LIRR Customers as Long Island Moves Towards Phase One of Reopening

 

More Than 10,000 Households on Long Island Have Received Nourish NY Products

 

Campgrounds and RV Parks Will Be Allowed to Open Statewide Tomorrow

 

Veterinarian Practices Will Be Allowed to Open in All Regions Beginning Tuesday, May 26th

 

Confirms 1,589 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 361,515; New Cases in 44 Counties

 

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York professional sports leagues will be able to begin training camps in state while following appropriate health protocols.

 

Governor Cuomo also announced the members of the state's Blue-Ribbon Commission focused on improving telehealth and broadband access using new, innovative technologies. The Blue-Ribbon Commission is being chaired by former CEO and Executive Chairman of Google and founder of Schmidt Futures, Eric Schmidt. Members of the Commission include:

 

·       Richard Parsons - Chair, Rockefeller Foundation

 

·       Darren Walker - President, Ford Foundation

 

·       Dennis Rivera - Former Chair, SEIU healthcare

 

·       Plinio Ayala - President/CEO, Per Scholas

 

·       Charles Phillips - Chair/Former CEO, Infor

 

·       Sid Mukherjee - Physician/Author, Assistant Professor at Columbia

 

·       Jane Rosenthal - Co-founder/CEO/Executive Chair, Tribeca Film Festival

 

·       Dr. Toyin Ajayi - Chief Health Officer & Co-founder, Cityblock Health

 

·       Elizabeth Alexander - President, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

 

·       Martha Pollack - President, Cornell University

 

·       Steven Koonin - Director, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress

 

·       Satish K. Tripathi - President, SUNY Buffalo

 

·       Hamdi Ulukaya - Founder/Chairman/CEO, Chobani

 

·       Maurie McInnis - Incoming President, SUNY Stony Brook

 

·       Ginni Rometty - Executive Chair, IBM

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The Governor also announced the Mid-Hudson Region is still on track to enter phase one of reopening on Tuesday, May 26th, and Long Island is still on track to reopen on Wednesday May 27th if deaths continue to decline. Both regions' contact tracing operations are expected to be online by those dates.

 

 

 

The Governor also announced the MTA will be taking steps to protect Long Island Rail Road customers as Long Island moves towards phase one of reopening. The MTA is cleaning and disinfecting trains and buses daily, and the LIRR is ready to add more cars to trains to help with social distancing. The Governor also reminded New Yorkers that wearing a mask or face covering is mandatory when riding on public transportation systems.

 

 

 

The Governor also announced that more than 10,000 households on Long Island have received Nourish New York products. Additionally, six new Nourish New York distributions are scheduled for Long Island this week. First announced by the Governor on April 27th, the Nourish New York Initiative provides relief by purchasing food and products from Upstate farms and directs them to the populations who need them most through New York's network of food banks. The state is also asking any philanthropies or foundations that would like to help the state's food banks to contact [email protected].

As we move forward with reopening, we have to keep one eye on the future and start talking about building back better, not just building to what we had before

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

The Governor also announced that campgrounds and RV Parks will be allowed to open statewide tomorrow, May 25th. Veterinarian practices will also be allowed to open in all regions beginning Tuesday, May 26th.

 

 

 

"As we move forward with reopening, we have to keep one eye on the future and start talking about building back better, not just building to what we had before," Governor Cuomo said. "There are new rules now, and we must learn from what we've been through so that we can be prepared when another inevitable public health emergency happens. New York State has led the way in so many difficult times in history - people look to New York for guidance and example and now we are writing history for a whole modern day governmental and societal response."

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Delivers His Daily Coronavirus Briefing from Jones Beach on Memorial Day Weekend

Finally, the Governor confirmed 1,589 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 361,515 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 361,515 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

1,782

12

Allegany

44

0

Broome

501

16

Cattaraugus

78

0

Cayuga

77

1

Chautauqua

75

3

Chemung

136

0

Chenango

118

0

Clinton

95

0

Columbia

365

6

Cortland

39

1

Delaware

77

3

Dutchess

3,807

14

Erie

5,626

74

Essex

36

0

Franklin

20

0

Fulton

194

1

Genesee

191

0

Greene

220

3

Hamilton

5

0

Herkimer

101

1

Jefferson

72

0

Lewis

19

0

Livingston

114

0

Madison

301

0

Monroe

2,697

36

Montgomery

79

2

Nassau

39,837

111

Niagara

941

14

NYC

198,123

857

Oneida

878

14

Onondaga

1,953

49

Ontario

184

2

Orange

10,225

28

Orleans

202

6

Oswego

100

1

Otsego

69

1

Putnam

1,208

8

Rensselaer

463

0

Rockland

12,963

29

Saratoga

456

4

Schenectady

658

10

Schoharie

49

0

Schuyler

11

0

Seneca

55

1

St. Lawrence

197

1

Steuben

240

0

Suffolk

38,964

162

Sullivan

1,310

13

Tioga

122

1

Tompkins

151

2

Ulster

1,617

11

Warren

250

1

Washington

226

1

Wayne

108

1

Westchester

32,968

87

Wyoming

81

1

Yates

37

0

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