Need to Know Outline of Phase 1 from Cuomo's Briefing today

Today's Daily Briefing on COVID-19 with Governor Cuomo and an Outline of Phase 1 for Upstate

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Notes from Governor Cuomo's COVID-19 Briefing
Total hospitalizations 7,226 as of yesterday
 Net intubations are down
 Lives lost 161 (112 in hospitals, 49 in nursing homes)
 New hospitalizations 488 as of yesterday
 Daily hospitalizations rates for regions will be made public today and will be updated every 24 hours
Reopening NY:
 Local officials in each region should prepare
 Regions can reopen when numbers show decline in accordance with CDC guidelines and there is testing/tracing plan in place
 Regions must meet 7 metrics:
1. 14 day decline in hospitalizations OR under 15 new hospitalizations (3-day average)
2. 14 day decline in hospitalized deaths OR under 5 new (3-day average)
3. New hospitalizations under 2 per 100K residents (3 day rolling average)
4. Share of total beds available (threshold of 30%)
5. Share of ICU beds available (threshold of 30%)
6. 30 per 1k residents tested monthly (7-day average of new tests per day)
7. 30 contact tracers per 100k residents or to meet current infection rate
 Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley, and Finger Lakes Regions meet metrics for reopening
Phased Reopening of Businesses:
 This reopening phase is regionally driven and designed and monitored by Regional Control Rooms (see below)
 Businesses that open are approved by that region and have meet certain conditions set by state and local governments
 Amount of time spent in each phase will be determined by infection and hospitalization rates
 Regional control rooms will monitor status
 Businesses will reopen on a risk vs. reward basis
 Phase 1 of reopening includes:
o Construction
o Manufacturing and wholesale supply chain
o Retail
o Curbside pickup
o Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing
 Businesses will have to consider:
o Adjusted workplace hours and shift design
o Social distancing
o Non-essential travel restrictions
o Wearing masks if in frequent contact with others
o Strict cleaning and sanitation standards
o Continuous health screenings
o Continuous tracing, tracking, and reporting
o Liability for maintaining processes
Retail Reopening:
 All retail will be authorized to do curbside pickup and drop-off or in-store pickup
 Essential workers will continue operating under current protocols
 NY will also reopen statewide certain low-risk businesses and recreational activities as of May 15 including:
o Landscaping and gardening
o Outdoor, low-risk recreational activities (tennis)
o Drive in movie theaters
 Monitor progress and have circuit breaker ready
Regional Control Rooms:
 Announcing members of regional control rooms to monitor regional metrics today
 Local Official Responsibility:
o Testing & Tracing Must be in place
o Monitor infection rate with hospitals
o Ensure business compliance
o Communicate with other local governments
o Regional Control room of healthcare professionals and other necessary personnel to monitor the situation across regions