First would be OUTSIDE New York City….
Cuomo admitted that New York City’s ‘stay in place’ should be relaxed by July….
New York City mayor deBlasio is looking for ‘plan’s’ by June …
The states death have dropped to 367, the lowest level since late March….
Hospital stays keep dropping also…
Cuomo’s executive order shutting down most of the state is set to expire May 15, at which point the businesses could begin resuming operations as part of a first phase of reopening. During a second phase, other businesses would reopen based on an assessment of how essential they are and the risk their reopening would pose to the public.
“On many of these things, I’m not comfortable getting too far ahead of ourselves,” Cuomo said at a briefing, adding that a broader reopening of the southern part of the state including New York City and Suffolk and Nassau counties would be “problematic” and require coordination with New Jersey and Connecticut officials.
Cuomo also said keeping New York city resident, in particular, in place through the summer is likely not a realistic option.
“You can’t tell people in a dense urban environment, all through the summer months, we don’t have anything for you to do, stay in your apartment with the three kids. You know? That doesn’t work. There’s a sanity equation here, also, that we have to take into consideration,” Cuomo said….
New York is under a sweeping stay-home order until at least May 15. After that date, regions that have seen the CDC-recommended 14-day decline in hospitalizations could begin to open some parts of the construction and manufacturing sectors, Cuomo said. On Sunday, New York’s statewide hospitalizations dropped to 12,839 — it’s the first time the number has been fewer than 13,000 since March 31.
After at least two weeks of monitoring the effects of the first phase, the second portion of business openings will be based on how “essential” their services are and how able they are to operate with social distancing for customers and employees.
Businesses will have to get “creative” in their operations and be able to prove they have correct staffing and medical equipment to gain reauthorization to open, Cuomo said. Baseball, for example, might first open without spectators. Some experts are skeptical of how the logistics of even fan-free gatherings might play out.
“If you could make the economics work without the seat sales, and you could have teams play without the seat sales, but you had the television revenue, and whatever else went with that, then we’re in a different place,” Cuomo said. “Be creative. Try to figure it out.”
Schools would likely be included in a large-scale reopening during the second phase because of the services they provide, but Cuomo said it’s still too early to make a decision on what’s next for the state’s more than 700 districts. Cuomo has not closed schools for the rest of the academic year, and he noted that districts are having discussions about whether or not summer school will be an option to make up for lost days….
Gov. Cuomo makes most of the calls NOT NYC Mayor DeBlasio