The move comes after a previous order this week allowed similar-sized gatherings for Memorial Day or religious events.
Long Island and the Mid-Hudson region in NY could start reopening from their coronavirus-induced shutdowns as soon as next week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. "Whether passed as legislation or enacted as an executive order-it is all irrelevant when we are working together for the greater good".
That means people still need to stay at least 6 feet away from other people, or wear a mask or face covering when they can't keep that distance in public.
"The right to protest and exercise freedom of expression is the foundation of all our other freedoms, and it is exactly during a crisis that we must be most vigilant to protect it. Health experts, elected officials, and police officers agree that people can be safely outside while practicing social distancing, and it is critical that lawmakers create guidelines and direct law enforcement uniformly".
'New Yorkers have met this crisis with solidarity and resilience, and placed vast trust in the government to exercise its authority and keep them safe. "You go out for the amount of time you need, then you get back home.".
Neither mid-Hudson neither Long Island has actually satisfied the demand of a 14- day decrease in coronavirus fatalities yet, however on Friday, Gov Cuomo stated he anticipated both areas would certainly by following week which will certainly allow them to open.
In addition to the city's reopening indicators, before New York City and regions across the state can reopen in phases, they must first meet seven state-mandated reopening metrics.
The city is just two percent off ICU target and three percent off its hospital bed capacity.
Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of the New York Forward Loan Fund, which will "provide flexible and affordable loans to help small businesses".