Cuomo: Long Island, Westchester Near Open Status

CBS News reports:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday two regions bordering New York City are expected to reopen soon. Long Island and the Mid-Hudson region could reopen next week if deaths continue to decline and their contact tracing programs are in full-swing.

As of Friday, the Mid-Hudson region had met five out of seven metrics the state requires for reopening, according to New York’s Regional Monitoring Dashboard.

The Mid-Hudson region contains Westchester County, where a COVID-19 outbreak led to a “containment zone” in March, before New York’s state-wide shutdown. Westchester is home to about one million residents, many who work in New York City.