New York’s Leaders Elaborate on Plans to Reopen as Virus Death Toll Drops

Volunteers distribute dairy products in Morrisville, N.Y. on Friday.
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Date of Publication: April 27, 2020

Source: New York Times

Governor Cuomo announced that for the first phase of reopening, some businesses in less hard-hit regions would open on May 15th, with precautions in place. For the second phase, businesses would reopen based on assessment of how essential they are for the community and the risks involved with their reopening.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that advisory councils would be formed to shape rules that would guide the economy as New York slowly reopens. Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson will be responsible for setting up a task force focused on racial inclusion and equity to address the racial disparities exacerbated by the virus. In addition, Mr. de Blasio announced the formation of a fair recovery task force that would work to make reopening as equitable as possible.

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Summary by: Jayoti Rana