New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo conducts a information convention on the COVID-19 pandemic on the Nationwide Press Membership in Washington D.C., after a gathering with President Trump on the White Home on Wednesday, Might 27, 2020.
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New York Metropolis, closed down because of the coronavirus pandemic, is anticipated to start a “part one” reopening on June 8, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned Friday.
“We all know the place the new spots are within the metropolis, we need to give attention to them subsequent week, be able to open,” Cuomo mentioned throughout a information convention in New Rochelle, New York. “We’re on observe to open on June 8, which is one week from Monday.”
The Lengthy Island and Mid-Hudson areas started their part one reopening this week, leaving New York Metropolis the one area within the state to stay below Cuomo’s full stay-at-home order.
The governor mentioned Friday that the part one reopening in New York Metropolis ought to result in 400,000 workers again to work.
Cuomo cautioned towards an excessive amount of pleasure about reopening, saying, “this isn’t ‘comfortable days once more, that is over.’ We’ve got to be good.”
“Do not forget that reopening doesn’t imply we’re going again to the best way issues have been. Life shouldn’t be about going again no one goes again, we go ahead,” he mentioned.
New York state is the hardest-hit area within the U.S. The coronavirus, which emerged in Wuhan, China, lower than 5 months in the past, has contaminated greater than 366,000 folks throughout the state, based on information compiled by Johns Hopkins College.
Cuomo additionally launched steerage for barbershops and salons, which have been closed as a part of social distancing measures supposed to curb the unfold of the virus. They are going to be required to a 50% most capability and workers interacting with clients will have to be examined not less than as soon as each two weeks, he mentioned.
Earlier this week, Cuomo mentioned monitoring sure ZIP codes with a excessive variety of Covid-19 instances can be key to reopening. The speed of optimistic take a look at leads to some communities within the state is at 40%, double the an infection fee of New York Metropolis, he reiterated Friday.
New York had began to deploy its phased reopening plan in areas of the state that have met seven well being standards. Cuomo has warned areas to “watch their numbers,” saying, “when you have got a cluster of instances, leap on it.”