New York state reopening: which shops, business and offices can open in phase 2?
Central NY, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier are all moving into Phase 2 but several business have to remain closed.
New York stat is reopening and Andrew Cuomo, the state's governor, says he is confident that in the decision based on the stats and data he has received and analysed. "I feel confident that we can rely on this data and the five regions that have been in Phase 1 can now move to Phase 2 because their data has been reviewed and the experts say to us it’s safe to move forward," Cuomo said in a statement announcing the move to reopen the state.
Official state authorities have also issued guidelines for industries reopening. The guidelines are for "non-essential businesses in regions that are permitted to reopen, essential businesses throughout the state that were previously permitted to remain open, and commercial and recreational activities that have been permitted to operate statewide with restrictions."
The regions moving into Phase 2 are: Central NY, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier. There are, however, a list of business that remain closed and those that do open have been offered guidelines on how to disinfect offices and public spaces.
"We're pleased the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes can proceed with Phase 2 but the Governor needs to be called out for his haphazard, arbitrary approach," Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican from Corning who is a frequent Cuomo critic, tweeted Friday. "People's livelihoods are at stake here."
To help with any ambiguity or uncertainty, they have added a 'reopen look-up tool'.
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