"Gov. Andrew Cuomo said May 14 that there are five regions in the state – Central New York, North Country, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Mohawk Valley -- that meet the metrics required to reopen May 15.
Cuomo on May 11 reiterated that the reopening of businesses would be phased, starting with construction, manufacturing, retail (curbside pickup), agriculture, forestry and fishing. Phase two would use more of a business-by-business analysis using a matrix that determines each businesses overall importance and risk in reopening.
Cuomo has said the state would leave two weeks between phases so it can monitor the effects of what it has done. Two weeks is the incubation period of the virus, per experts."
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