GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES FIFTH REGION HITS BENCHMARK TO BEGIN REOPENING MAY 15TH

In May 14, 2020

Central New York Joins North Country, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley Regions, Which Have Met the Seven Metrics Required to Begin Reopening After NYS on Pause Orders Expire on May 15th

Business Guidance for Phase One of the State’s Reopening Plan is Available Here

Initial $3 Million in Grants Available to Businesses to Manufacture Emergency Medical Supplies and Equipment

Announces President Trump has Expedited $3.9 Billion in Funding for the MTA at the Request of the Governor

Confirms 2,390 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 343,051; New Cases in 45 Counties

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that as of today, Central New York has 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, joining the North Country, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley Regions. If the trend continues, these five 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. Business guidance for phase one of the state’s reopening plan is available here. A guide to the state’s “NY Forward Reopening” Plan is available here. The state’s regional monitoring dashboard is available here.

The Governor also announced an initial $3 million in grants are available to businesses to manufacture emergency medical supplies and equipment. Companies interested in growing or starting a medical supply business should go to www.esd.ny.gov.

Governor Cuomo also announced that President Trump has expedited $3.9 billion in funding for the MTA at the request of the Governor.

“All the arrows are pointed in the right direction and now the question becomes focused on reopening – people have to get back to work and the state needs an economy – but we have to make sure we don’t reopen too soon,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are doing this in a calibrated way and monitoring the data, facts and metrics every single day and using the lessons we’ve learned from others who have already gone through this. And right now, based on our criteria we have five regions that are poised to reopen beginning tomorrow, and as they start to reopen certain businesses we will continue to monitor the level of activity and make sure it doesn’t create a second wave of this virus.”

Finally, the Governor confirmed 2,390 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 343,051 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 343,051 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 1,509 15
Allegany 44 0
Broome 383 1
Cattaraugus 64 3
Cayuga 60 0
Chautauqua 44 1
Chemung 132 0
Chenango 112 0
Clinton 81 3
Columbia 327 9
Cortland 33 2
Delaware 67 1
Dutchess 3,474 45
Erie 4,671 65
Essex 32 0
Franklin 17 0
Fulton 144 4
Genesee 175 1
Greene 207 1
Hamilton 5 0
Herkimer 86 2
Jefferson 69 1
Lewis 12 1
Livingston 106 3
Madison 255 2
Monroe 2,019 60
Montgomery 69 1
Nassau 38,743 156
Niagara 710 20
NYC 188,545 1,295
Oneida 698 12
Onondaga 1,423 28
Ontario 129 20
Orange 9,771 78
Orleans 145 3
Oswego 78 2
Otsego 67 0
Putnam 1,115 7
Rensselaer 423 3
Rockland 12,596 53
Saratoga 415 5
Schenectady 597 10
Schoharie 47 0
Schuyler 8 0
Seneca 49 0
St. Lawrence 192 0
Steuben 230 0
Suffolk 37,544 239
Sullivan 1,168 33
Tioga 108 0
Tompkins 136 0
Ulster 1,495 14
Warren 227 4
Washington 215 1
Wayne 89 5
Westchester 31,792 181
Wyoming 77 0
Yates 22 0

 

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