June 2, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Western New York Enters Phase 2 of Reopening Today

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Capital Region Still on Track to Enter Phase 2 of Reopening Tomorrow, June 3rd

New York City is Still on Track to Enter Phase 1 of Reopening on June 8th 

Summer Day Camps Can Reopen on June 29th

Issues Executive Order Allowing Low-Risk, Outdoor Recreational Activities and Businesses Providing Such Activities to Open in Regions Cleared for Phase 1

Confirms 1,329 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 373,040; New Cases in 43 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Western New York is entering phase two of reopening today. The Capital Region is still on track to enter phase two of reopening tomorrow, June 3rd, and New York City is still on track to enter phase one of reopening on June 8th.

 

Governor Cuomo also announced that summer day camps statewide can open on June 29th. The state will make a decision on sleep-away camps in the coming weeks.

 

Governor Cuomo also issued an Executive Order allowing low-risk, outdoor recreational activities and businesses providing such activities to open in regions that have met the public health and safety metrics required for phase one.

 

"Today is day 94 of the COVID-19 pandemic and if you look at the progress we have made in New York, it's breathtaking how far and how fast we've come," Governor Cuomo said. "We have more good news today - the number of hospitalizations is down, the number of new COVID cases walking in the door is at an all-time low and the number of deaths is just about as low as we have seen it. As the numbers continue to decline, Western New York is now ready to begin phase two of reopening, and the Capital Region remains on track to open for phase two tomorrow."

 

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Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said, "As the next two regions in New York State have been given the green light to begin to move from phase 1 to phase 2 the State's new early warning dashboard will help to mitigate any problems that arise. It is critical to continue to move forward based on data and New York State is doing just that."

Today is day 94 of the COVID-19 pandemic and if you look at the progress we have made in New York, it's breathtaking how far and how fast we've come.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Dr. Samir Bhatt, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Geostatistics, The Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, said, "As the Western New York and Capital regions begin to move from Phase 1 to Phase 2, the State's metrics provide a comprehensive view for tracking and controlling the disease. We will continue to monitor these data closely in order to make sure the next phase is implemented in a manner that balances public health and economic activity."

Governor Cuomo Announces Western New York Enters Phase 2 of Reopening Today

The Governor also confirmed 1,329 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 373,040 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 373,040 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

1,900

18

Allegany

48

0

Broome

578

4

Cattaraugus

89

0

Cayuga

93

1

Chautauqua

86

1

Chemung

137

0

Chenango

133

0

Clinton

97

1

Columbia

391

2

Cortland

41

0

Delaware

82

1

Dutchess

3,936

12

Erie

6,173

50

Essex

38

1

Franklin

23

0

Fulton

212

2

Genesee

202

0

Greene

241

2

Hamilton

5

0

Herkimer

111

2

Jefferson

74

0

Lewis

20

0

Livingston

119

0

Madison

317

1

Monroe

2,989

25

Montgomery

93

2

Nassau

40,572

93

Niagara

1,048

2

NYC

204,377

613

Oneida

1,049

13

Onondaga

2,228

31

Ontario

209

1

Orange

10,449

27

Orleans

241

5

Oswego

110

0

Otsego

73

1

Putnam

1,262

5

Rensselaer

493

1

Rockland

13,223

38

Saratoga

484

1

Schenectady

696

3

Schoharie

51

1

Schuyler

12

1

Seneca

59

0

St. Lawrence

205

0

Steuben

242

1

Suffolk

39,980

275

Sullivan

1,392

3

Tioga

131

1

Tompkins

164

0

Ulster

1,696

5

Warren

255

0

Washington

237

2

Wayne

116

0

Westchester

33,633

81

Wyoming

86

0

Yates

39

0

 
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