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Cuomo Extends New York City ‘PAUSE’ Order Until May 28

Photo By Darren McGee- Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

May 15, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended New York state’s stay-at-home order for another two weeks.

The new PAUSE order–which was signed Thursday night–extends the existing May 15 stay-at-home requirement until May 28 for half of the state’s 10 regions, including New York City.

The PAUSE order has been in effect since March 22 to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The decision means that only essential businesses in five of the state’s 10 regions are permitted to reopen– and all non-essential workers in those regions will be required to continue to work from home. The regions still subject to these requirements are New York City, Long Island, Western New York, the Capital District and the Mid Hudson.

The five other regions will begin phase one of their respective reopening today having met the state’s seven health-related requirements. These regions are Central New York, North Country, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Mohawk Valley.

Photo: Courtesy Of Gov. Cuomo’s office

New York City has only met four of the state’s seven metrics required to begin phase one re-opening but is on the right track, Cuomo said.

“All the arrows are pointed in the right direction and now the question becomes focused on reopening – people have to get back to work and the state needs an economy – but we have to make sure we don’t reopen too soon,” Cuomo said Thursday.

To meet the state’s threshold, a region must show a decline in hospitalizations and deaths over a 14 day period. A region must also have at least 30 percent of both hospital beds and ICU beds available and must also have sufficient levels of diagnostic and contact tracing capacity.

Cuomo said the state will continue to monitor the benchmarks before allowing the test of the state to reopen.

“We are doing this in a calibrated way and monitoring the data, facts and metrics every single day and using the lessons we’ve learned from others who have already gone through this,” Cuomo said.

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#joebidensbasement

Cuomo loves the power and killed granny by shoving her into an infected nursing home. I loooove his explanation that she would have died any way! What he did was equivalent to tossing a hand grenade into a hospital. What a guy! And he has destroyed New York’s economy!

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Does that have anything to do with this story?

The the new order extends the requirement until May 28 for half of the state’s 10 regions, do you have anything to say about that? Or more about a…grenade or something?

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Mac

Hashtagger also as Antonio- Again you don’t know what you’re talking about. The orange makeup wearing dotard you helped get elected president has over 90K deaths on his bloodstained hands. Trump won’t wear a mask because reporters will see his orange makeup stains on his mask.

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Antonio

Cuomo is a clown, How dare he lecture us after letting innocent people die in nursing units.

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#cuomoshaircut

Cuomo killed the elderly in nursing homes while he kills small businesses which are minority owned
We need a recall action against him and mayor big bird whose wife can’t account for one billion dollars of her thrive charity money
But Andrew does have a nice new hair cut
Too bad our local salons are closed
Who are the Cuomo groupies ?

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Trump Cost 80,000 lives and wiped out the economy...

But Cuomo is to blame?

>Too bad our local salons are closed

Spreading a deadly virus so your nails look nice?! Yikes

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A little bit of history

Long Island City, and all of Queens and Brooklyn are physically on Long Island. Look at a map.Queens and Nassau county wore once one county. You wouldn’t know this because you are a transplant.

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Brutus

If every 19 million NYS-ers just opens up, goes about their lives, takes all precautions everything will be ok. There are so much resources out there now. Every passing day it’s more and more political nonsense. People have turned into hostages in their home’s for a state bailout. When will sheeps be lions? The tree of Liberty is thirsty.

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Nadine

Maybe now I can find a decently-priced apartment in LIC. 😂 I want a balcony and a doorman. Extend it until September!

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Tom

I fear a Mass exodus from New York City coming this summer….I depend on rental income to pay high the property taxes and bills. How will i survive. My last paying tenant texted to tell me she is out next month and moving to another State.

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Richy

It’s getting hot, and people are going broke. So is the government. End the shutdown so i can start a moving business before the Fall.

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Melody

I’m waiting to see whether or not this virus is seasonal or year-round. Thank you for extending stay-at-home orders in NYC.

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Noah

There are so many small business that do not have high traffic. Let them open up please.

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Gloria

As of May 14, 2020, NYC reports 20,406 coronavirus deaths! The government needs to step up and help the people of New York City. My life savings is gone. I did not pay rent in May or bills. Food donations I picked up are not enough. I am also running out of dog food.

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Govin

I don’t know why the governor cannot open up small businesses. They are taking a beating right now.

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Nanita

I need for the hair & nail salons to open . How is that liquor stores are consider essential ? I walk by one and it was empty !

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sean

I have to say, I think Cuomo has assured his re-election based on his daily press briefings alone. I have my share of problems with him and even his handling of this issue. But he’s doing very, very well with these briefings, and he looks pretty good compared to Trump and co.

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Courtney

I am a retired former New Yorker Teacher living in Woodside. Thank you Governor Cuomo for keeping me sane with your factual calm daily updates during my in-house sheltering.

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Joanna

Might be due to the spring weather or people feeling like this pandemic is over but i saw less people on the streets wearing masks and more groups of people gathering outside drinking. I even saw people shopping at markets with no masks on. And what is up with all these cars parking at crosswalks? Its messed up when people take advantage of the lack of law enforcement on our streets.

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Louisa

Its getting warm out and city pools are not scheduled to open. Please open NYC beaches. There is nothing to do here.

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#cuomoshaircut

Cuomo is enjoying the power and though he may love his mom he had no problem with the elderly dyimg in nursing homes
The man can barely speak English and always was a corrupt bully

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The president can't spell "hamburger" 😂

and he thinks “presidented” is a word…but Cuomo’s English is bad?

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Gardens Watcher

Hey LOLLERS, Queens is the Epicenter of the pandemic in NY. What part of that do you not understand?

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Sunnyside Chamber of LOLLERS

We should be allowed to reopen along with upstate because we are the “Small Town in the Big City” after all and have a largely autonomous business community and can drive to big box stores with parking lots in neighboring towns like Long Island City (a helluva misnomer because it’s nowhere near Long Island and not a City unto itself), Woodside, Astoria, Maspeth, and others. We heard there is a distant village named Corona but haven’t been there. Haven’t heard much about Coronavirus lately either! Don’t believe the hype, #amirite?

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Rita

If you choose not to wear a mask outside at least be respectful of those that are and move out of the way. Especially those walking their dogs and on their phones!

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Yoga for the homeless

Andy wants to hold onto this as long as possible; the power, the attention, everything the wannabe dictator craves.

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