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NYS Industries Will See Four-Phase Reopening from Pandemic

Professional services, retail and real estate businesses will be in the second phase of industries to reopen across New York State, following construction, manufacturing and select retail with curbside pickup, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. These will be followed by restaurants and hotels, then businesses related to arts and entertainment, along with education.

Cuomo said the businesses that will reopen first are the most essential and pose the lowest risk. He cited a May 15 target to begin reopening the state’s economy.

However, he reiterated that each of 10 regions must meet seven criteria related to containing the spread of coronavirus before restrictions are phased out for that region. The New York Times reported that to date, New York City has met only three of the seven.

“Re-opening is not going to happen statewide all at once,” said Cuomo. “New York has diverse regions and those regions have different circumstances.”

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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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