NY Working With Other States For Regional Approach To Restarting Economy

Albany, N.Y. - New York is working alongside other states in the Northeast to come up with a plan to restart the economy.

Governor Cuomo was involved in a discussion with fellow governors yesterday to talk about the steps needed to get things up and running again. It was decided economic and health leaders from each state, plus each governor's chief of staff will help coordinate efforts to reopen places like schools and businesses.

Cuomo said yesterday ongoing social distancing efforts have helped flatten the curve and he believes the worst of the crisis could be over. He also said that New York won't truly be in the clear until a coronavirus vaccine is available, something that might not happen for months. Leaders are are also concerned that more than that will need to happen before normal life can resume.

The effort comes as the death toll due to the coronavirus has reached a grim milestone in New York State. Officials say over 10,000-thousand residents have died after becoming infected. More than 700 New Yorkers have died each day over the last six days. Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases of the virus is more than 195,000.

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