Roommates, after being the hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., it has been announced that New York is set to officially reopen the state economy. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed via press conference that on June 8th New York will enter its first phase of reopening—following months of being on strict lockdown.
According to @HollywoodReporter, after a very difficult and deadly few months, New York is now set to begin reopening the state on June 8th as restrictions gradually begin to loosen, which was confirmed by state Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo said the decision to reopen was made after being satisfied with the city meeting goals set for hospital rates and testing. He also announced that personal protective equipment will be “stockpiled” and focus will be given to infection rates in hot spots by ZIP code.
Cuomo also took pride in the latest New York coronavirus numbers, which included only 67 new deaths, which he referred to as the “lowest ever.” Under the reopening a large amount of upstate New York hair salons, retail shops and offices are allowed to operate under strict guidelines. Barbers and hair stylists will be required to get tested for coronavirus every two weeks and retail stores must close shared amenities including self-serve sampling stations and bars. Additionally, all store owners can prohibit customers who refuse to wear masks.
According to local virology experts who reviewed infection and hospitalization data—the North Country, Finger Lakes, central New York, Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier are all clear to enter the second phase of reopening. Cuomo has divided New York into 10 regions that can start to reopen businesses in select phases.
All of the state except for New York City is currently in the phase that allows manufacturers to bring employees back to work and lets retailers operate with only curbside pickup.
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