CNY Gets Green Light To Begin Re-Opening, Two More Die

Syracuse, N.Y. - County executive Ryan McMahon says things are shaping up and looking good as Central New York has no bee given the good ahead to begin Phase 1 of the reopening starting tomorrow.

Earlier this week,Governor Cuomo said that the CNY Region fell short of reopening requirments due to testing. Since Monday, local leaders have said that theregion has surpassed that requirement and blamed a delay in numbers being reported to the State Department of Health. Also, testing efforts have been increased in Onondaga County.

Today Cuomo said that CNY has met its requirements and things are a go!

This means Phase One businesses can reopen with safety protocols laid out by the state. The businesses fall into the following categories:

Retail trade



Wholesale trade

Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting

Onondaga County reported another two deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon. Bringing the total lives lost to 84. The individuals included one male and one female, both in their 80s.

However another possible COVID-19 exposure has been announced. Deb's Convenience Mart on South Salina St. in Syracuse. Worker who tested positive was wearing a mask. If you visited the store on May 9: 9am-8pm, May 10: 9am-1pm, May 11: 9am-8pm you may have been espoxed and should montior yourself for possible symptoms.

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