May 11, 2020
Albany, NY

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Three Regions of New York State Ready to Begin Reopening May 15th

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Finger Lakes, Southern Tier & Mohawk Valley Regions Have Met the 7 Metrics Required to Begin Phase 1 of Reopening Plan, Which Includes Construction, Manufacturing, Retail for Curbside Pickup, & Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing

 

The North Country and Central NY Close to Meeting All Metrics

 

Governor Cuomo Releases the "NY Forward Reopening" Plan, Available Here

 

Certain Low-Risk Business and Recreational Activities --including Landscaping, Gardening, Tennis & Drive-In-Movie Theaters -- Will Reopen Statewide on May 15th

 

Launches Regional Monitoring Dashboard -- Available Here

 

Announces Members of Regional Control Rooms to Monitor Regional Metrics During Reopening Process

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that as of today, the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley Regions have met all seven metrics required to begin phase one of the state's regional phased reopening plan when NYS on PAUSE orders expire on May 15th. If the trend continues, starting on May 15th, these three regions can begin opening businesses for phase one, which includes construction; manufacturing and wholesale supply chain; retail for curbside pickup and drop-off or in-store pickup; and agriculture, forestry and fishing. The North Country and Central NY regions have met 6 of the 7 metrics and could be ready at the end of the week. A guide to the state's "NY Forward Reopening" Plan is available here. The Governor also launched the state's regional monitoring dashboard, which is available here.

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The Governor also announced that certain low-risk business and recreational activities will be ready to reopen statewide on May 15th, including landscaping and gardening; outdoor, low-risk recreational activities such as tennis; and drive-in movie theaters.

"We are starting a new chapter in the fight against this virus - we've worked together as a state to flatten the curve and the decline has finally reached a point where it is just about where we started this journey, so now we can turn to reopening," Governor Cuomo said. "As we approach May 15, we have put regional control rooms in place, which are made up of the top government officials and academic and healthcare professionals in that region, to watch the situation in each region develop and increase or decrease the activity and speed of reopening based on the  metrics and guidelines. These control rooms are critical because we just made it over the mountain and nobody wants to go back to the other side now."

As we approach May 15, we have put regional control rooms in place, which are made up of the top government officials and academic and healthcare professionals in that region.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Cuomo also announced the members of the regional control rooms that will monitor regional metrics during the reopening process. These regional control rooms will monitor the hospitalization rate, death rate, number of new hospitalizations, hospital bed capacity, ICU bed capacity, testing and contact tracing within its region during reopening and alert the state if the region's metrics no longer meet the reopening guidelines and adjust the reopening plan for that region accordingly. Members of each regional control room are available here.

 

 

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Three Regions of New York State Ready to Begin Reopening May 15th

Finally, the Governor confirmed 1,660 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 337,055 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 337,055 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

1,456

24

Allegany

38

2

Broome

378

5

Cattaraugus

61

1

Cayuga

60

2

Chautauqua

41

0

Chemung

131

0

Chenango

111

2

Clinton

76

0

Columbia

314

2

Cortland

29

0

Delaware

65

1

Dutchess

3,378

19

Erie

4,483

30

Essex

32

0

Franklin

17

0

Fulton

109

2

Genesee

173

1

Greene

206

0

Hamilton

5

0

Herkimer

81

2

Jefferson

68

0

Lewis

11

0

Livingston

102

0

Madison

251

0

Monroe

1,850

29

Montgomery

67

0

Nassau

38,337

120

Niagara

655

12

NYC

185,357

940

Oneida

669

9

Onondaga

1,287

22

Ontario

107

1

Orange

9,584

41

Orleans

130

4

Oswego

75

0

Otsego

67

0

Putnam

1,098

9

Rensselaer

411

2

Rockland

12,484

33

Saratoga

403

1

Schenectady

575

4

Schoharie

46

0

Schuyler

7

0

Seneca

49

0

St. Lawrence

190

3

Steuben

228

1

Suffolk

36,911

209

Sullivan

1,109

16

Tioga

107

2

Tompkins

132

0

Ulster

1,454

4

Warren

217

10

Washington

210

4

Wayne

81

1

Westchester

31,384

90

Wyoming

77

0

Yates

21

0

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