NEW YORK (77 WABC) — Governor Cuomo is targeting June 8 for New York City to start the first phase on the reopening.
He said the five boroughs should clear all seven of the state-mandated metrics by that date.
Mayor de Blasio, who was virtually part of the briefing, thanked Cuomo for the “extraordinary work.”
Overall, the state had 67 deaths, but that and other statistics declined.
The restart is going quicker in other regions of the state, where Cuomo announced five parts of upstate can begin the second phase.
It means office buildings can have up to 50% occupancy. Each employee will be required to have mandatory daily health screenings.
Where six feet between people can’t be maintained, masks, plexi-glass or other barriers are necessary.
Retail in-store shopping will start in those upstate locales, again at no more than 50% occupancy.
Barbershops and hair salons will open, with all employees required to wear face coverings.
NYC is on track to begin reopening the week of June 8th.
We will stay on track by focusing on the hotspots.
We know down to the zip code where the infection rate is higher than average.
We will meet the need where it is greatest.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 29, 2020