When should New York City reopen? Governor: It’s my call

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor unveiled a new set of data thresholds Friday to help determine when to loosen restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, but his frequent political sparring partner, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, later said it will be up to the state — not the city — to make those decisions. […]

New York City now alone in state in keeping economy closed

NEW YORK (AP) — Long Island became the latest region of New York to begin easing some restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo lobbied the president for help with transportation projects. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said efforts to fight the virus have left the […]

Reopening on track for swaths of central, northern New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Large swaths of central and northern New York state that appear to be at low risk of a COVID-19 surge are poised to start to reopening Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, urging businesses to prepare plans to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. New York City is broadening the criteria […]

Eviction protection extended; push for antibody testing

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended protections for New Yorkers unable to pay their rent, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio set an ambitious goal to test 140,000 people for coronavirus antibodies by early next month. The state’s daily death toll was 231. More on the latest pandemic-related developments in New […]

New York opens the door to small religious gatherings

NEW YORK (AP) — New York will allow religious gatherings of up to 10 people as hospitalization rates continue to decline. More tests and outreach efforts are planned for hard-hit New York City neighborhoods. The Metropolitan Museum of Art could reopen its doors in mid-August. Coronavirus developments in New York: ___ RELIGIOUS SERVICES New York […]

Western NY, including Buffalo, to start phased reopening

NEW YORK (AP) — Western New York, including the city of Buffalo, met the state’s coronavirus containment goals and can begin to reopen its economy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Hospitals will be able to schedule elective surgeries as the region enters the first phase of reopening on Tuesday, but gatherings such as church services […]

Cuomo: Summer school in New York state will be online

NEW YORK (AP) — Summer school in New York will be conducted remotely, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday, citing the risks of returning children to the classroom. The governor said it’s too early to make a decision about the fall semester. School buildings in New York have been closed since March. “Schools obviously pose risks. […]

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