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Cuomo to NY Businesses: Bring Workers Back Onsite by Labor Day

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday called on New York businesses to to encourage a return to in-person work by Labor Day. Speaking during a virtual address before members of the Association for a Better New York, Cuomo also asked restaurants and other businesses to help allay COVID-related safety concerns by serving only vaccinated patrons on the business’ premises.

“Everyone has to be back in the office,” said Cuomo. “I understand remote learning, I understand remote working, I understand trepidation, but the numbers are down, and we know how to do this safely.

“We need private sector companies to say to their employees ‘I need you back in the office,’” he added.

Cuomo said the return to in-person work was “not just about your business. It’s about all the spinoff economic activity that your workers bring to the surrounding community. And that’s what we need.” 


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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