In a press conference, Governor Cuomo announced his plan to re-open New York and discussed what a new normal could look like. He said this plan will come in phases and will be based on region. Governor Cuomo says the phases will be as follows: Cuomo said based on recommendations from the CDC, once a region experiences a 14-day decline in hospitalizations due to the virus, they can begin to re-open. “Phase one will include opening construction and manufacturing functions with low risk.Phase two will open certain industries based on priority and risk level. Businesses considered “more essential” with inherent low risks of infection in the workplace and to customers will be prioritized, followed by other businesses considered “less essential” or those that present a higher risk of infection spread. As the infection rate declines, the pace of reopening businesses will be increased.The region must not open attractions or businesses that would draw a large number of visitors from outside the local area.There will be two weeks in between each phase to monitor the effects of the re-opening and ensure hospitalization and infection rates are not increasing.This plan will be implemented with multi-state coordination, especially in downstate New York. The plan will also coordinate the opening of transportation systems, parks, schools, beaches and businesses with special attention on summer activities for downstate, public housing and low-income communities, food banks and child care.The phased re-opening will also be based on individual business and industry plans that include new measures to protect employees and consumers, make the physical workspace safer and implement processes that lower risk of infection in the business. The state is consulting with local leaders in each region and industry to formulate these plans.” (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a phased plan to re-open the state on Sunday. Additionally, he said the state is closely monitoring the results of the antibody tests, hospitalization rates, and infection rates, and will make adjustments to the plan accordingly. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David said he expects the Boscov’s in downtown Binghamton to sign a one-year lease. This is the third one-year lease for Boscov’s after a five-year agreement made in 2013. Mayor David said the lease extension was approved on Thursday, May 20 by Broome County’s Industrial Development Agency. He said he has been talking with the store since the lockdown began. Mayor David told 12 News the lease has not been signed by Boscov’s yet because they are waiting for phase two of the reopening process. He also said once the lease is signed, Boscov’s would operate in the city location through May 2021.