Cuomo: Parts of upstate New York ready to reopen by weekend

Posted at 12:55 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 12:55:22-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says several regions of upstate New York that have shown progress in taming the coronavirus outbreak are ready to gradually restart economic activity by the end of the week.

Cuomo shut down the entire state March 22 as the New York City area emerged as a global pandemic hot spot, but the outbreak has been less severe in the state’s smaller cities and rural areas.

The governor said three upstate regions have met all criteria for opening some business activity after May 15: the Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley and the Finger Lakes.