Cuomo: Capital And Western NY Regions To Reopen

The New York Post reports:

Western New York and the Capital Region have fulfilled six of the seven criteria — measuring hospitalizations, death rates, available beds, testing and tracing — to phase certain businesses back online.

The only box left to tick is an expansion of their contact tracing capacity, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, offering the state’s help to get the regions up to snuff.

“They are now qualified for reopening,” said Cuomo during an Albany press briefing. “We’ll be working with both the Capital Region and Western New York to get that tracing up. But that is a purely administrative function.”

That leaves Hudson Valley, Long Island, and NYC.