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The Wrap Up – June 12, 2020

Phase 3 Reopening Five regions in New York State today began Phase 3 of the New York Forward reopening process – the North Country, Finger Lakes, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, and the Southern Tier.  These regions are eligible for restaurants/food service in both indoor and outdoor settings while still adhering to the appropriate industry guidance. In addition, businesses that fall within the “Personal Care” industry such as nail salons and massage parlors will be able to open while following their [...]

2020-06-12T17:11:37-04:00June 12th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 11, 2020

Reopening Today Governor Cuomo announced that five regions are eligible to move on to Phase 3 of the New York Forward reopening process tomorrow: North CountyFinger LakesCentral NYMohawk ValleySouthern Tier These regions moving on to Phase 3 will now be eligible for restaurants/food service in both indoor and outdoor settings while still adhering to the appropriate industry guidance. In addition to this, businesses that fall within the “Personal Care” industry such as nail salons and massage parlors will also be able [...]

2020-06-11T17:01:33-04:00June 11th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 10, 2020

The New LaGuardia Airport Terminal Today Governor Cuomo held his daily press conference in the freshly opened Terminal B Arrival and Departures Hall of LaGuardia Airport. The full project was started in 2015 and with this morning’s opening of the 840,000 square foot terminal, it more than doubled the size or its predecessor. During construction the airport created 14,000 jobs both directly and indirectly and when fully operational and staffed it will employee over 1,500 people. The Terminal will be home [...]

2020-06-10T19:16:40-04:00June 10th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 9, 2020

Updates on Reopening New York City yesterday began Phase 1 of New York State’s reopening process.  The Hudson Valley region today began Phase 2, and Long Island has been cleared by data experts to begin Phase 2 tomorrow, June 10th. Governor Cuomo today announced that New York State is delivering 500,000 cloth masks, as well as 10,000 gallons and 100,000 2-oz. bottles of hand sanitizer to Metro North, to further assist with regional reopening efforts.  The Governor also reminded New Yorkers [...]

2020-06-09T17:29:47-04:00June 9th, 2020|COVID-19, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 8, 2020

Legislative Police Reform Plan Today New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie held a press conference in Albany and announced the Assembly’s plan to pass a legislative package this week that would “Protect New Yorkers, improve police and community relations, and bring transparency and accountability to the criminal justice system” Governor Cuomo indicated today during his daily press conference that the legislative package that the Assembly has announced was put together in conjunction with the Senate as well as his own [...]

2020-06-08T18:18:52-04:00June 8th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 7, 2020

NYS Legislature in Session Tomorrow, June 8th The NYS Senate is expected to gavel into remote session tomorrow, June 8th at 4:00 p.m.  The Assembly is expected to gavel in tomorrow at 12:00 p.m.  We expect session to address elements of the “Say Their Name” Reform Agenda, including 50-a police disciplinary records, banning the use of chokeholds by law enforcement officers, and codifying the NYS Attorney General as special prosecutor for matters relating to the deaths of unarmed civilians caused by law [...]

2020-06-07T17:14:35-04:00June 7th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

Thw Wrap Up – June 6, 2020

Places of Worship Approved for Conditional Reopening in Phase 2 Governor Cuomo today announced that places of worship will be permitted to reopen with 25 percent occupancy with all social distancing protocols in place during Phase 2 of New York State’s reopening process. Places of worship in the seven regions that have already entered Phase 2 – the Capital Region, Central New York, the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley, the North Country, the Southern Tier, and Western New York – can reopen beginning tomorrow, [...]

2020-06-06T16:25:12-04:00June 6th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 5, 2020

“Say Their Name” Reform Agenda In response to the climate in New York State and the nation following the death of George Floyd, Governor Cuomo today announced the “Say Their Name” Reform Agenda.  This agenda includes: Allowing for transparency of prior disciplinary records of law enforcement officers by reforming 50-a of the Civil Rights Law;Banning chokeholds by law enforcement officers;Prohibiting false race-based 911 reports and making them a crime; andDesignating the NYS Attorney General as an independent prosecutor for matters relating to the deaths of unarmed civilians caused [...]

2020-06-05T17:42:01-04:00June 5th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 4, 2020

Phase Two Expanding Today Governor Cuomo stated that the Mid-Hudson Region comprised of Westchester, Rockland, and the Hudson Valley areas should be eligible for reopening next week Tuesday June 9th, with the Long Island region following the next day, Wednesday, June 10th. The Governor also indicated that the New York City region is still on pace to enter into Phase One next week Monday, barring any major statistical uptick in the infection rate, possibly in relation to the mass gatherings associated [...]

2020-06-04T18:15:52-04:00June 4th, 2020|COVID-19, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – June 3, 2020

Outdoor Dining in Phase Two Today Governor Cuomo announced that outdoor dining will be allowed in Phase Two of the reopening process. The regions currently in Phase Two, the Capital Region, Central New York, the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley, the North Country, the Southern Tier and Western New York will be allowed beginning tomorrow to reopen for outdoor dining. All outdoor tables must be at least six feet apart, all employees are required to wear face masks and customers must [...]

2020-06-03T17:50:55-04:00June 3rd, 2020|COVID-19, New York State, Wrap Up|
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