Cuomo extends New York’s stay at home order through June

He has extended the stay-at-home order for New York State until June 13 unless regions meet certain conditions.

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference on the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

It looks like New York residents should expect to be on quarantine till at least June!

New York has long been considered the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in this country and in a bid to err on the side of caution Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) opted to extend the state’s stay-at-home order until at least May 28.

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In an executive order, Cuomo explained that only areas that meet designated conditions can begin reopening and so far only five regions of the state have met the guidelines to start the first phase of reopening Friday: Central New York, North Country, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Mohawk Valley.

CBS New York reports that in order for a region to open, it must have demonstrated at least 14 days of decline in total hospitalizations and deaths and have fewer than two new COVID-19 patients per 100,000 residents per day. They must also ensure that hospitals are equipped with a 90-day stockpile of personal protective equipment for health care workers, among other conditions.

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Pedestrians wear face masks on Fulton Street on April 17, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)

Currently, New York City still missing three of the benchmarks, and the Mid-Hudson Valley is missing two, the outlet reported.

Cuomo’s office says beginning Friday, for the few areas set to begin the first phase of the state’s reopening plan: construction; agriculture industries and forestry, fishing and hunting; retail for curbside or in-store pickup or drop off; manufacturing; and wholesale trade may continue.

According to ABC7, the state’s disaster emergency declaration was also extended to June 13.

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