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Governor Announces Phased Reopening

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that as of today, the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley Regions have met all seven metrics required to begin phase one of the state’s regional phased reopening plan when NYS on PAUSE orders expire on May 15th. If the trend continues, starting on May 15th, these three regions can begin opening businesses for phase one, which includes construction; manufacturing and wholesale supply chain; retail for curbside pickup and drop-off or in-store pickup; and agriculture, forestry and fishing.

At this time the Mid-Hudson Region, of which Westchester County is a part, has met 5 of the 7 metrics required for reopening. The Governor launched the state’s regional monitoring dashboard, which is available. We will also keep you updated on our regional progress on meeting the metrics.

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