Long Island Will Enter Phase Two Tomorrow
Unveils Daily Metric Dashboard to Track COVID-19 Current Test Results by Region
State, in Partnership with Sean Penn and CORE, Has Established 11 Testing Sites in Communities Particularly Impacted by COVID-19
New York State Now Has More Than 800 COVID-19 Testing Sites
State is Deploying 500,000 Cloth Masks & 10,000 Gallons and 100,000 2-oz. Bottles of Hand Sanitizer to Metro North
Four Million Bottles of NYS Clean Hand Sanitizer Have Been Distributed Statewide to Date
Confirms 683 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 379,482; New Cases in 40 Counties
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Mid-Hudson Valley is entering phase two of reopening today. Long Island will enter phase two of reopening tomorrow, June 10th. New York Forward guidance for phase two reopening can be found here.
Governor Cuomo also unveiled a daily testing results dashboard to complement the early warning dashboard for New Yorkers and local governments to easily track the COVID-19 daily test results by region and county as all regions in the state are now reopening.
The Governor also announced the state, in partnership with Sean Penn and CORE, has established 11 testing sites in communities particularly impacted by COVID-19. CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and strengthening communities affected by or vulnerable to crisis. The state is continuing to focus efforts on reducing the infection rate of COVID-19 in these New York City hotspot neighborhoods that have been impacted the most by the virus. There are now more than 800 COVID-19 testing sites across the state. More information on where and how to get tested for COVID-19 is available at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov.
All regions across the state are now in the process of reopening - it was a long time coming but New Yorkers got disciplined, they got smart and they did what they had to do to
The Governor also announced the state is delivering 500,000 cloth masks, as well as 10,000 gallons and 100,000 2-oz. bottles of hand sanitizer to Metro North. The Governor also reminded New Yorkers that masks are mandatory when riding public transportation systems and that New Yorkers should follow all guidelines and protocols when riding, including maintaining social distancing to the extent possible, using hand sanitizer and observing decal guidance.
The Governor also announced that the state has distributed over four million free bottles of NYS Clean hand sanitizer statewide to date.
"All regions across the state are now in the process of reopening - it was a long time coming but New Yorkers got disciplined, they got smart and they did what they had to do to bring the numbers down," Governor Cuomo said. "What we have done in New York is an international success story, we had the worst situation and we handled it the best, and now we can continue our work towards a new normal."
Sean Penn, Co-Founder of CORE, said, "Governor Cuomo's leadership in this Covid era should be time capsuled. CORE is proud to partner with the State of New York to expand and make more accessible COVID-19 testing to communities of color, low-income, and all those disproportionally impacted by the virus
Finally, the Governor confirmed 683 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 379,482 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 379,482 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows: