New York State Creates Regional Reopening Dashboard
New Yorkers can now see how close their region is to be allowed to reopen.
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a number of regions are ready to reopen when the New York State on PAUSE order expires on May 15. Regions can start to reopen if a number of CDC guidelines are met.
Each region must meet the following seven metrics:
- 14 Day Decline in Total Hospitalizations
- 14 Day Decline in Hospital Deaths
- New Hospitalizations Under 2 per 100,000 Residents
- Hospital Bed Capacity of 30% Available
- ICU Bed Capacity of 30% Available
- Diagnostic Testing Capacity
- Contact Tracing Capacity
Once a region meets the criteria to reopen businesses will reopen in four phases.
Phase 1 includes construction, manufacturing, and select retail with curbside pick-up. Phase 2 is retail, real estate, and finance. Phase 3 will allow restaurants and hotels to reopen. And Phase 4 includes entertainment venues and schools.
Cuomo said on Monday the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley regions have met all seven metrics. The Hudson Valley meets five of the seven metrics.
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The plan to reopen New York state regionally and in phases splits the state up into 10 regions.
On Monday, state officials released a "Regional Monitoring Dashboard," which is going to be updated often to show New Yorkers where a region stands in terms of meeting all of the metrics.
The dashboard was last updated on May 10. Below is the number of each region meets as of this writing:
- Capital Region: 5/7
- Central New York: 6/7
- Finger Lakes: 7/7
- Long Island: 5/7
- Mid-Hudson: 5/7
- Mohawk Valley: 7/7
- New York City: 4/7
- North Country: 6/7
- Southern Tier: 7/7
- Western New York: 5/7