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The Wrap Up – June 1, 2020

Region Reopening Progress Currently the regions in Phase Two of the reopening process are the Finger Lakes (including Rochester), Mohawk Valley (including Utica), Central New York (including Syracuse), Southern Tier and North Country. Governor Cuomo announced today that the Western Region (including Buffalo) is expected to join them in Phase Two tomorrow, with the Capital Region to join Phase Two on Wednesday. Protests The Governor, acknowledging the protests around the State over the weekend, commended the State Police on their work [...]

2020-06-01T19:04:32-04:00June 1st, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – May 30, 2020

Death Benefits for Families of COVID-19 Frontline Workers Governor Cuomo today signed into law legislation (S.8427/A.10528) providing death benefits to the families of State and local government employees who lost their lives fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines in New York State. Preparations for New York City Phase 1 Reopening on June 8th The Governor today reiterated that New York City is on track to begin Phase 1 of the State’s reopening process on June 8th.   In preparation for [...]

2020-05-30T15:48:11-04:00May 30th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – May 29, 2020

Five Regions Now Entering Phase 2 of Economic Reopening Governor Cuomo today announced that five upstate regions – the North Country, Finger Lakes, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, and the Southern Tier – have satisfied the required statistical benchmarks to begin Phase 2 of New York State’s reopening process.  Phase 2 guidelines can be found here.  Non-essential businesses that now can reopen in these regions include: Office-Based Jobs: including professional services, administrative support, and information technologyReal Estate Services: including building and [...]

2020-05-29T17:02:49-04:00May 29th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – May 28, 2020

New Executive Order Governor Cuomo announced that a new Executive Order will be signed and published today that would allow all private business owners to require masks be worn while on their businesses premise. Additionally, the Governor introduced to the dais comedian Chris Rock and actress Rosie Perez and announced a new State advertising campaign with their assistance to help communicate the importance of wearing masks and using proper PPE as part of the people of New York City’s social responsibility.  The [...]

2020-05-28T19:42:07-04:00May 28th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – May 27, 2020

Push for Infrastructure Projects Governed Cuomo met with President Trump earlier today in Washington D.C. for the purpose of discussing ways to supercharge the State’s economy during the reopening process through investments in large scale infrastructure projects. The Governor focused on three projects: the Gateway Tunnel in NYC that would transport commuter and freight under the Hudson River, the Second Avenue Subway, and the AirTrain LaGuardia project that would create a direct rail system from LaGuardia Airport into Manhattan. The Governor said he [...]

2020-05-27T17:49:46-04:00May 27th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – May 26, 2020

Mid-Hudson Region Reopening Today; Long Island on Track to Reopen Tomorrow Governor Cuomo announced that the Mid-Hudson region has met the required reopening criteria and today will begin Phase 1 of New York State’s reopening process.  Long Island remains on track to begin Phase 1 tomorrow, May 27.  Fast-Tracking Construction Projects The Governor today announced that to support economic recovery, the State will fast-track the construction of the new Empire Station at Penn Station and the new LaGuardia Airport.  Additionally, the [...]

2020-05-26T17:19:07-04:00May 26th, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – May 25, 2020

Death Benefits for Frontline workers Today Governor Cuomo announced that the state and local governments will provide death benefits for public employees who die from COVID-19 during this emergency. Governor Cuomo also called on the Federal government to show their support to all frontline workers by providing back hazard pay to such workers. Legislative Session When asked about the legislatures plan to come back into session this week, the Governor indicated that he is happy they are coming back but was wary [...]

2020-05-25T17:44:11-04:00May 25th, 2020|COVID-19, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – May 24, 2020

Campgrounds and RV Parks Can Reopen Tomorrow Governor Cuomo today announced that campgrounds and RV parks can reopen statewide tomorrow, May 25. Veterinarians Permitted to Reopen on Tuesday The Governor announced that veterinarian practices will be able to open in all regions beginning on Tuesday, May 26. Preparing for Long Island Reopening The Governor reiterated that Long Island could begin Phase 1 of New York State’s reopening process on Wednesday, May 27, if its number of COVID-19 deaths continues to decrease [...]

2020-05-24T16:42:30-04:00May 24th, 2020|COVID-19, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – May 23, 2020

Eased Restrictions on Gatherings Pursuant to Executive Order 202.33, issued by Governor Cuomo last night, New York State now is permitting any non-essential gathering of ten or less individuals, for any lawful purpose or reason, provided that people adhere to the social distancing protocols and cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the NYS Department of Health.  This directive is in effect through June 21. Update on Mid-Hudson and Long Island Regional Reopenings The Mid-Hudson region has met the criteria for the [...]

2020-05-23T14:00:43-04:00May 23rd, 2020|COVID-19, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – May 22, 2020

Long Island and Mid-Hudson Regions on Track for Phase 1 Reopening Next Week Governor Cuomo today stated that the Long Island and Mid-Hudson regions are on track to begin Phase 1 of New York State’s reopening process next week.  Reopening will be permitted if the number of deaths continues to decrease and the required contact tracing benchmark is reached.  Anticipating this reopening, the Governor announced that construction staging can begin in these regions. Legislative Session Scheduled for Next Week According to [...]

2020-05-22T17:09:04-04:00May 22nd, 2020|COVID-19, New York State, Wrap Up|
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