NEW YORK (77 WABC) — While major sports are still figuring out ways to restart safely, Governor Cuomo is bringing one spectator sports back.
He announced all horse racing tracks will open starting June 1, but without fans. It includes race tracks at Aqueduct, Belmont and Yonkers where the shutdown remains.
As for the baseball, Cuomo said that is out of the state’s control.
“If it works economically, that’d be great,” Cuomo said.
The governor said the death toll yesterday rose to 157, up 25 from the previous day. He said it’s likely the number of deaths will get adjusted in the coming weeks.
Cuomo took another step forward to normalcy, allowing elective surgeries to resume in Westchester and Suffolk counties.
While he praised the House for passing the Heroes Act to fund states and urges the Senate to quickly get behind the bill.
The House passed a smart bill yesterday, the #HeroesAct, that funds states.
Remember: It's the states who fund hospitals, schools, firefighters, police and crucial services that working Americans rely on.
The Senate needs to act fast to pass it too.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 16, 2020