Governor Cuomo Announces Five Regions Will Enter Phase Three of Reopening Tomorrow


Global Public Health Experts Have Cleared Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier to Enter Phase Three

State is Allowing Localities to Open Public Pools and Playgrounds at their Discretion Beginning Today

Confirms 736 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 380,892; New Cases in 42 Counties

Gov. Cuomo at his daily COVID-19 briefings

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that five regions—Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier – will enter phase three of reopening tomorrow, June 12th. The team of global public health experts advising New York State on its reopening strategy has thoroughly reviewed the data for the five regions and cleared them to enter phase three. Phase three allows indoor restaurant and food services and personal care services to resume. Each industry is subject to specific state guidelines to maximize safety and social distancing. Business guidance for phase three of the state’s reopening plan is available here.

Governor Cuomo also announced that the state is allowing localities to open public pools and playgrounds at their discretion while following state guidance beginning today.

“We’ve had the most informed, science-based reopening in the country and as we continue our phased reopening the numbers continue to go down,” Governor Cuomo said. “There is now one number to watch closely and that is the daily testing number because it is a snapshot of the day before and will tell us if the infection rate is going up in any given location. We’ve been doing everything right up until now, but we have to stay smart and keep following all the necessary precautions to keep getting those numbers down.”

Finally, the Governor confirmed 736 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 380,892 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 380,892 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
1,996
10
Allegany
53
1
Broome
641
11
Cattaraugus
98
2
Cayuga
102
0
Chautauqua
106
1
Chemung
138
0
Chenango
137
0
Clinton
98
1
Columbia
424
4
Cortland
42
0
Delaware
88
1
Dutchess
4,027
5
Erie
6,659
43
Essex
40
0
Franklin
23
0
Fulton
230
2
Genesee
212
1
Greene
249
0
Hamilton
5
0
Herkimer
125
0
Jefferson
79
0
Lewis
20
0
Livingston
121
0
Madison
333
2
Monroe
3,293
38
Montgomery
101
1
Nassau
41,060
45
Niagara
1,136
7
NYC
208,517
399
Oneida
1,216
13
Onondaga
2,454
21
Ontario
229
7
Orange
10,550
9
Orleans
260
1
Oswego
119
4
Otsego
78
1
Putnam
1,282
0
Rensselaer
508
1
Rockland
13,385
13
Saratoga
513
2
Schenectady
717
1
Schoharie
54
0
Schuyler
12
0
Seneca
62
1
St. Lawrence
212
3
Steuben
254
1
Suffolk
40,512
48
Sullivan
1,426
1
Tioga
135
0
Tompkins
171
0
Ulster
1,729
3
Warren
257
0
Washington
241
1
Wayne
127
1
Westchester
34,106
30
Wyoming
91
0
Yates
39
0