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The Wrap Up – June 29, 2020

Reopening  After review by the State Department of Health and international experts, Governor Cuomo announced that the Western New York region will enter into phase 4 tomorrow. As it stands currently the remainder of the regions are in the following regions: Phase 4 Central NY Finger Lakes Mohawk Valley North County Southern Tier Phase 3 Western NY (Phase 4 on 6/30/20) Capital Region Mid-Hudson Long Island Phase 2 New York City New York City Indoor Dining Today Governor Cuomo indicated that [...]

2020-06-29T17:33:56-04:00June 29th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 26, 2020

Reopening Governor Cuomo announced that five regions are officially entering into Phase 4 today. The regions are Central New York, the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley, and the North Country. Additionally the Governor stated that they are still holding back on the reopening of malls, gyms, and movie theaters as there is still further information that needed to be analyzed about the possible spread of COVID-19 through the recirculation of air within an air-conditioning system. The State Department of Health [...]

2020-06-26T15:14:03-04:00June 26th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 24, 2020

Interstate Travel Advisory At a press conference today, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and announced a “joint incoming travel advisory.”  The travel advisory would affect all individuals traveling from states with “significant community spread” of COVID-19, requiring them to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. In this case the term “significant community spread” would be defined as “a state with a positive test rate [...]

2020-06-24T14:53:57-04:00June 24th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 19, 2020

New York City Cleared for Phase 2 Reopening on Monday, June 22nd New York City officially has been cleared by data experts to begin Phase 2 of the New York Forward reopening process on Monday, June 22nd.  New York State COVID-19 Numbers On average, New York State lost 25 lives daily during this past week.  While painfully high, this is the lowest such figure since the pandemic began.

2020-06-19T15:20:26-04:00June 19th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 18, 2020

Criminal Justice Reform As State localities have been instructed to begin reevaluating their local police forces, the Governor has pointed to an expanded list of question that should be answered to help direct this initiative. Reopening Continues Governor Cuomo stated that with the probably sign off of the New York State as well as international experts that are scrutinizing the current data, that New York City businesses should be prepared to move to Phase 2 on this coming Monday June 22. [...]

2020-06-18T16:02:49-04:00June 18th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 17, 2020

End of Governor Cuomo Daily Press Briefing Today Governor Cuomo announced that with the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and continuously dropping infection rate in the State that he would be holding his last routine daily press briefing this Friday, June 19th. This will bring an end to a now routine press briefing and availability that has occurred for more than 100 consecutive days for the Governor. Reopening Continues The Governor announced today that the Hudson Valley region comprised of [...]

2020-06-17T17:29:57-04:00June 17th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 16, 2020

Phase 3 Reopenings Western New York today began Phase 3 of the New York Forward reopening process.  The Capital Region officially has been cleared by data experts to begin Phase 3 tomorrow, June 17th. Hospitals and Group Homes Permitted to Accept Visitors New York State is permitting hospitals and group homes statewide to accept visitors at their discretion.  Any facility that chooses to allow visitors must follow State guidelines, including time-limited visits and requiring visitors to wear PPE (personal protective equipment) [...]

2020-06-16T17:06:38-04:00June 16th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 15, 2020

Reopening Today Governor Cuomo announced regions in Phase 3 or higher would be allowed to increase the maximum size of gathers from 10 people to 25 people. The Governor also announced that as of tomorrow the Western Region (Buffalo) would be eligible for Phase 3 with the Capital Region (Albany) following on to Phase 3 on Wednesday. Police Reform The Governor signed three bills today dealing with police reform that include: Mandating that police departments and courts track arrest data, now [...]

2020-06-15T15:59:01-04:00June 15th, 2020|COVID-19, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 14, 2020

Low-Risk Youth Sports Permitted in Phase 3 Regions Beginning July 6th Low-risk youth sports can begin on July 6th in regions that have begun Phase 3 of reopening.  Up to two spectators per child will be allowed.  Permitted sports include: baseball, softball, gymnastics, field hockey, cross country, and crew. Governor Warns Bars and Restaurants to Follow Reopening Guidelines In the wake of many reported social distancing violations, Governor Cuomo reminded bars and restaurants that any violations of reopening rules and guidelines [...]

2020-06-14T18:24:23-04:00June 14th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 13, 2020

Western New York and Capital Region on Track for Phase 3 Reopening Next Week Western New York and the Capital Region are on track to begin Phase 3 of the New York Forward reopening process next week.  Western New York could begin Phase 3 on Tuesday, June 16th, while the Capital Region could begin on Wednesday, June 17th.  Both regions must have their COVID-19 data cleared by international experts before officially beginning Phase 3.  COVID-19-Related Legislation Enacted Governor Cuomo has signed [...]

2020-06-13T17:13:13-04:00June 13th, 2020|COVID-19, New York State, Wrap Up|
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