Stay At Home Order To Be Gradually Lifted In Parts Of New York

Stay At Home Order To Be Gradually Lifted In Parts Of New YorkStay At Home Order To Be Gradually Lifted In Parts Of New York.

The restrictions will be altered from May 15.

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Apr 27, 2020 11:54 am ET | Updated Apr 27, 2020 12:32 pm ET.

NEW YORK CITY — Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to start a gradual reopening in parts of New York State May 15, he announced Monday.

The lifting of stay at home restrictions will take place in regions which were not badly hit by the new coronavirus, mainly in upstate New York. The restrictions will not be lifted in New York City.

The regions have not yet been identified.

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“In some parts of the state you can make the case that we can unpause on May 15, but you need to be smart about it because, if you are not smart, you will see the infection rate go right back to where it was,” the governor said.

He said regions that move to reopen will need to show a decline in infection numbers for 14 days, and would need a plan in place to monitor and handle any new infections.

Industries that would likely reopen first are those involved in construction and manufacturing, he said. The regions would need plans in places for what precautions, such as social distancing, would need to remain in place and they would need to ensure that they have the health care capacity to handle any rise in cases, the governor said.

Any moves to restart things like schools or transportation would have to take into account an extended region, and attractions such as beaches that would draw people from outside the area would not be allowed.

The stay at home order that went into place on March 22 ends on May 15. In many areas, including New York City, it will be extended, the governor said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that a task force would meet this week specifically to look at how New York City will restart its economy.

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