Tuesday, October 27

Long Island Cleared by Global Public Health Experts to Enter Phase 4 of Reopening Today


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Long Island has been cleared by global public health experts to enter Phase 4 of reopening today, July 8, 2020.

“The team of global public health experts advising New York State on its reopening strategy has thoroughly reviewed the data for Long Island and has cleared it to enter Phase 4 of reopening starting today,” Cuomo said.

“As states across the country experience a resurgence in cases, we’ve maintained both low hospitalizations and a low rate of positive cases through the hard work and vigilance of New Yorkers. However, this pandemic is far from over, and I encourage New Yorkers to continue practicing the basic behaviors—wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing—that have made an enormous difference in the state’s ability to fight the virus. Local governments likewise have vital roles to play in enforcing state guidelines so we can keep COVID-19 at bay and continue pursuing the state’s incremental, data-driven reopening.”

The following industries can resume function as of Phase 4:

  • Higher Education
  • Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment
  • Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment
  • Media Production
  • Professional Sports Competitions With No Fans

New York Forward guidance for Phase 4 reopening can be found here.


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