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|Governor Cuomo Announces Outdoor Graduations
of up to 150 People Will Be Allowed Beginning June 26th
June 07, 2020 08:00 p.m.
Governor Cuomo Announces Outdoor Graduations of up to 150 People
Will Be Allowed Beginning June 26th
New York City Has Met All Seven Metrics Required to Begin Phase One of
Reopening Starting Tomorrow, June 8th
Reopening -- Prioritizing 15 Testing Sites Across NYC for Individuals Who Have
Participated in Recent Protests
Mid-Hudson Valley on Track to Enter Phase Two of Reopening Tuesday, June
9th, and Long Island on Track to Enter Phase Two of Reopening Wednesday,
Confirms 781 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing
Statewide Total to 378,097; New Cases in 39 Counties
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced outdoor, socially distanced
graduations of up to 150 people will be allowed beginning June 26th, subject to
any outbreaks or significant changes in the metrics.
required to begin phase one of reopening starting tomorrow, June 8th. New York
Forward guidance for phase one reopening can be found here.
The Governor also announced that as New York City enters phase one, the state
is launching a new focused testing strategy in the city to closely monitor the
reopening. The state is aiming to perform approximately 35,000 tests per day in
New York City. Additionally, the state is prioritizing 15 testing sites across the city
for individuals who have participated in recent protests. More information on
where and how to get tested for COVID-19 is available at https://coronavirus.
The Governor also announced the Mid-Hudson Valley is on track to enter phase
two of reopening Tuesday, June 9th and Long Island is on track to enter phase
two of reopening on Wednesday, June 10th following a review of regional data
by global public health experts.
"In terms of reopening, we have been calibrating our strategy based on the data
and the facts, and overall the numbers are down, the numbers are good and our
plan is working," Governor Cuomo said. "Based on today's numbers we can
continue to advance our reopening, and we will now allow outdoor graduations of
up to 150 beginning June 26th. New Yorkers have worked together to bend this
curve quickly, and if we continue on this trajectory, remain responsible and follow
all social distancing protocols, we can keep accelerating our reopening strategy."
Finally, the Governor confirmed 781 additional cases of novel coronavirus,
bringing the statewide total to 378,097 confirmed cases in New York State.