New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined the state's phased reopening at a news conference Sunday saying it will be important to base the strategy on a "regional analysis."
"Look at the regional analysis. Make a determination. And then monitor whatever you do," he said about the plan.
The phases are:
- Phase 1: Construction and manufacturing activities – and within that “those businesses that have a low risk” Cuomo said.
- Phase 2: More of a business by business analysis – using a matrix that determines how essential a service that business provides and how “risky” is that business and how “important” is it for that business to reopen.
Cuomo said the second phase is "going to be up to businesses."
Business have to do the matrix analysis themselves to determine how risky it would be for them to reopen, and then outline how they will put safety precautions in place, the governor added.
"Businesses, you develop a plan on how you want to reopen given everything we know," Cuomo said.
There will be two weeks in between the phases to monitor the effects and determine the next steps, the governor said.