NY’s 12-Step Plan For Regional Business Reopenings

SYRACUSE, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday unveiled new, data-driven “circuit-breaker” thresholds that must be met for regions to reopen businesses as new coronavirus infections continue to slow.

Speaking from Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse on Tuesday, Cuomo said rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations, intubations and intensive care treatments continued to trend downward. The number of people who died from the disease fell to 335 overnight, bringing the death toll to 17,638 in the state.

“The number is reducing, but not at a tremendous rate,” Cuomo said. The number of new daily hospitalizations remained relatively flat at 900.

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After days of talk about restarting the economy in certain areas, Cuomo unveiled a 12-point regional template that must be met for certain businesses to resume after May 15.

  1. Meet federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines

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