Gov. Cuomo: NYC on track for phase 1 reopening the week of June 8

Gov. Cuomo says New York City is on track to begin reopening the week of June 8. He says it should bring about 400,000 employees back to work.

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2020, 3:10 PM

Updated 1,451 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York City is on track for a phase one reopening the week of June 8.
He says opening will bring about 400,000 people back to work. The city is the only region of the state still completely closed.
Mayor de Blasio says businesses will have to follow social distancing guidelines and reduce occupancy to under 50%.
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Five regions in New York are on their way to a phase two of re-opening.
"The five regions that have been in phase one can now move to phase two because their data has been reviewed and the experts say to us its safe to move forward because people have been smart and you haven't seen the spike,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Phase two includes all office-based jobs, real estate services, in-store retail shopping, limited services at barbershops and hair salons and car leasing, rentals and sales.
Gov. Cuomo initially said there would be at least two-weeks between each phase.
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