Long Island remains 'on track' for phase 2 reopening on Wednesday

LONG ISLAND, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Long Island remains "on track" to begin phase two of its reopening on Wednesday, June 10.

Advancing to phase two will come after a review of data by global public health experts, Cuomo said.

Cuomo's reaffirmation that Long Island is progressing toward phase two comes on the day New York City began phase one of its reopening. The Mid-Hudson Valley is expected to enter phase two of reopening tomorrow, June 9.

"Today we are turning the page on the COVID-19 virus as we reopen New York City - we didn't just flatten the curve, we bent it, and we did it all based on data and facts," Cuomo said. "You look at where we are now with our testing results and we now have the lowest levels in the state since March 16th, and that's why I have confidence saying to New Yorkers that we are ready to reopen. All this progress has been made because of our hard work, and we can't get sloppy now or else we'll see those numbers start to go back up."

Here is a breakdown of industries in each phase:

Phase One: Open for Long Island
  • Construction
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Retail - (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off)
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
Phase Two: Expected to begin June 10 for Long Island
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Administrative Support
  • Real Estate / Rental & Leasing
  • Dining (Outside only)
Phase Three: Not Open for Long Island
  • Restaurants / Food Services (Inside)
Phase Four: Not Open for Long Island
  • Arts / Entertainment / Recreation
  • Education

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