New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined how some business activity could begin to reopen as the state's stay-at-home order approaches its May 15 deadline.
In the days before May 15, the state will assess what regions have seen a decline for 14 days.
"That’s where you will start the conversation to get to phase one in that region," Cuomo said.
The first phase of New York's reopening plans would include allowing construction and manufacturing activities to begin — and within that, "those businesses that have a low risk" he said.
Cuomo said the regions more likely to open sooner is the upstate regions as they have “seen lower numbers from day one.”
Essentially the state could see manufacturing and construction activity come online in upstate new York “with certain precautions” after May 15, the governor said.