June 18, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order Strengthening State Enforcement During Phased Reopening to Protect New Yorkers and Ensure Business Compliance

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Violations Of Reopening Rules And Guidelines Could Result In Immediate Loss Of Liquor License And Shut Down Order For Businesses

 

Also Issues Executive Order to Expand the Enforcement Areas of State Liquor Authority by Giving Bars Responsibility of Area Immediately Outside their Locations

 

Final Decision on New York City Entering Phase Two Monday Expected to Come Tomorrow

 

State to Issue Guidance to Colleges and Universities to Allow Some In Person Instruction and On-Campus Housing for the Fall Semester

 

Less Than One Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive

 

Confirms 618 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 385,760; New Cases in 37 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he will issue an Executive Order strengthening state enforcement during the phased reopening to protect New Yorkers and ensure business compliance. Businesses that violate the reopening rules and guidelines are subject to immediate loss of their liquor license and a shutdown order. The Governor also announced he will issue an Executive Order to expand the enforcement areas of the State Liquor Authority by giving bars responsibility for the area immediately outside their locations.

 

The Governor also announced the State will issue guidance to colleges and universities to allow some in person instruction and on-campus housing and for the fall semester. Campuses must develop a plan, which attests to meeting the guidance and file plans with the State.

 

 

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The Governor also announced a final decision on New York City entering Phase Two this Monday is expected to come tomorrow following a review of data by global experts. Business guidance for Phase Two of the state's reopening plan is available here.

 

"As we go through these phases of reopening, the compliance and enforcement function of local government gets more difficult. We're going to take an added step by issuing Executive Orders to increase the State's enforcement capacity," Governor Cuomo said. "We have done this now in every region across the state, and it has worked overall, but it works better or worse depending on compliance and enforcement and how people follow the rules. New Yorkers have done an incredible job in fighting this virus, but our success will rely on all of us continuing to be smart."

 

 

As we go through these phases of reopening, the compliance and enforcement function of local government gets more difficult.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

The State again reached the lowest percentage of positive COVID-19 tests yesterday since the pandemic began. Out of the 68,541 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, only 618, or less than one percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

New York City

1.20%

1.20%

1.00%

Capital Region

0.70%

0.30%

0.40%

Central New York

1.40%

1.10%

3.00%

Finger Lakes

0.60%

0.60%

1.00%

Long Island

1.00%

0.70%

0.70%

Hudson Valley

1.00%

0.90%

0.60%

Mohawk Valley

1.40%

0.60%

1.30%

North Country

0.20%

0.30%

0.10%

Southern Tier

0.20%

0.10%

0.00%

Western New York

1.00%

1.00%

1.10%

 

 

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The Governor also confirmed 618 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 385,760 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 385,760 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,034

5

Allegany

57

2

Broome

657

0

Cattaraugus

109

0

Cayuga

106

0

Chautauqua

110

2

Chemung

138

0

Chenango

139

0

Clinton

99

0

Columbia

443

1

Cortland

44

2

Delaware

89

0

Dutchess

4,088

11

Erie

6,920

38

Essex

40

0

Franklin

26

1

Fulton

236

0

Genesee

217

1

Greene

252

0

Hamilton

6

0

Herkimer

128

0

Jefferson

82

0

Lewis

21

0

Livingston

123

0

Madison

341

3

Monroe

3,439

21

Montgomery

105

1

Nassau

41,349

29

Niagara

1,183

6

NYC

211,260

319

Oneida

1,332

25

Onondaga

2,615

57

Ontario

235

1

Orange

10,604

5

Orleans

271

1

Oswego

144

5

Otsego

82

0

Putnam

1,295

1

Rensselaer

515

0

Rockland

13,474

7

Saratoga

526

3

Schenectady

738

1

Schoharie

55

0

Schuyler

12

0

Seneca

64

0

St. Lawrence

215

0

Steuben

257

0

Suffolk

40,810

40

Sullivan

1,434

1

Tioga

140

0

Tompkins

173

0

Ulster

1,746

2

Warren

258

1

Washington

243

0

Wayne

139

2

Westchester

34,409

24

Wyoming

93

0

Yates

40

0

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