New York reopens with lower virus numbers while other parts of the country try has rising infections….
Long Island starts Phase 3 opening ‘s…
Long Island will officially graduate to Phase 3 of its reopening from the coronavirus crisis on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, as he announced $65 million in federal funds will be aimed at getting day care centers reopened or expanded so they can socially distance better.
Long Island will see the return of indoor dining to up to 50% of eateries’ capacity, with mask wearing and spacing required, as well as other food services and personal care businesses like nail salons and spas.
Top elected officials in Nassau and Suffolk counties seemed ready Tuesday to embrace that reopening….
Long Island to go to Phase 4 July 8th….
Shopping malls, gyms and movie theaters won’t be allowed to reopen in Phase 4, an aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday night.
“There are some things that don’t fit neatly into a phase that are going to require further study and we’re going through that right now,” Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi said. “We’re not going to be like other states that are inviting a second wave.”
Long Island will enter Phase 4 in two weeks, on July 8, according to two sources who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly about Cuomo’s phased reopening of the state’s economy. Phase 3 starts Wednesday.
The sources said a state official told local business executives and politicians on Tuesday that Phase 4 businesses are being divided into subgroups, with some opening earlier than others. The difference could be a couple of weeks or months, the sources said….
The sources said Cuomo will release details of his Phase 4 reopening plan on Wednesday, including guidelines for the sectors in Nassau and Suffolk counties that will reopen July 8.
Besides malls, gyms and movie theaters, Phase 4 includes colleges, public schools, museums, bowling alleys, catering halls and other places where large groups gather….