Gov. Cuomo: Some malls in phase 4 to reopen Friday; decision on schools reopening coming 1st week of August

Beginning on Friday, July 10, malls can open in Phase 4 regions, as long as they have enhanced HVAC filtration systems and measures in place.

News 12 Staff

Jul 8, 2020, 3:09 PM

Updated 1,436 days ago

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Gov. Cuomo: Some malls in phase 4 to reopen Friday; decision on schools reopening coming 1st week of August
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo made some announcements during his briefing Wednesday morning affecting consumers and students in the state of New York.
The governor said malls can begin to reopen in phase four areas Friday if they have air conditioning filtration systems that filter out the coronavirus.
Gov. Cuomo also said school districts must submit a plan for reopening by July 31. The state will then make decisions regarding reopening the first week of August.
He said that threats from President Donald Trump, who promised to “put pressure” on governors to reopen schools, will not work in New York.
The governor also encouraged the president to issue an executive order requiring Americans to wear masks.
BRIEFING NOTES:
  • Gov. Cuomo says the number of intubations is at 97, first time below 100 since COVID-19 crisis began.
  • There were 11 deaths yesterday in New York from COVID-19.
  • There was a 1.2% positive rate on 57,000 tests yesterday.
  •  Phase 4 begins today on Long Island.
  • Gov. Cuomo says 36 states are seeing rising COVID-19 cases.
  • Gov. Cuomo says all county fairs will be canceled until further notice, out of an abundance of caution.
  • Beginning on Friday, July 10, malls can open in Phase 4 regions, as long as they have enhanced HVAC filtration systems and measures in place. 
  • Districts to submit plans for reopening schools by July 31. The state will announce decisions on those schools the first week of August.
  • Gov. Cuomo says the decision to reopen schools is not up to President Trump.
  • Gov. Cuomo urges President Trump to sign an executive order requiring people to wear a mask.
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