7 of 7 Benchmarks Must be Achieved

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During his daily briefing today, Governor Cuomo announced that NY on PAUSE is extended to May 28 for regions that have not achieved 7 of 7 benchmarks by today’s scheduled end of the Executive Order today. However, if benchmarks are achieved before May 28, phased reopening may begin in Western New York, the Capital Region, the Mid-Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island. Statewide, certain low-risk business and recreational activities – including landscaping, gardening, tennis & drive-in-movie theaters – will reopen today.

The Governor also offered more specifics on the phased reopening of businesses including the designation of hair salons and barber shops as Phase 2 businesses.

Read the Governor’s press release here:


Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will join Senator Biaggi and Assemblywoman Fernandez May 20 at 6 pm for a COVID-19 Update via Zoom. Learn more:


CDC has published guidance to help businesses and communities re-open safely. Use the link below to find communications geared toward employers and employees of manufacturing entities, meat and poultry processing plants, veterinary clinics and others.



Joint Legislative Public Hearing

Exploring solutions to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on minority communities

Date: May 18
Place: Online: https://www.nysenate.gov/events;


Time: 10:00 A.M.


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