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County Executive George Latimer Gives Briefing On Phase I Reopening

Release Date: May 26, 2020


Latimer was joined by Director of Economic Development Bridget Gibbons to discuss the County’s path forward

View County Executive George Latimer’s full press event here: HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/PVZTDM82UJU


In order to begin Phase One, the Mid-Hudson Region (which encompasses Westchester, as well as Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster, and Dutchess Counties) has meet seven separate benchmarks. 

Description of Metrics: These metrics have been established based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Department of State, and other public health experts.

  • Metric #1—Decline in Total Hospitalizations.

  • Metric #2—Decline in Deaths.

  • Metric #3—New Hospitalizations.

  • Metric #4—Hospital Bed Capacity.

  • Metric #5—ICU Bed Capacity.

  • Metric #6—Diagnostic Testing Capacity.

  • Metric #7—Contact Tracing Capacity. 


  • Each company seeking to reopen must document a detailed plan for a safe reopening. 

  • Each company seeking to reopen must read the detailed Guidance provided by NYS and submit an affirmation. 

  • Phase 1 reopening under Governor Cuomo’s plan includes the following industries and businesses.


  • Building Equipment Contractors

  • Building Finishing Contractors

  • Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors

  • Highway, Street and Bridge Construction

  • Land Subdivision 

  • Nonresidential Building Construction

  • Residential Building Construction

  • Utility System Construction 


  • Apparel Manufacturing

  • Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing

  • Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing

  • Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

  • Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing

  • Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing

  • Machinery Manufacturing

  • Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

  • Paper Manufacturing

  • Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing

  • Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing

  • Printing and Related Support Activities

  • Textile Mills

  • Textile Product Mills

  • Wood Product Manufacturing

  • Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing

Wholesale Trade

  • Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers

  • Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers

  • Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers

  • Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers

  • Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

  • Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers

  • Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers

  • Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

  • Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers

  • Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers

  • Miscellaneous Non-durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers

Retail Delivery, curbside, and in-store pickup service only for the following businesses:

  • Clothing Stores

  • Direct Selling Establishments

  • Electronics and Appliance Stores

  • Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses

  • Furniture and Home Furnishing Stores

  • Florists

  • General Merchandise Stores

  • Health and Personal Care Stores

  • Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores

  • Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores

  • Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores

  • Used Merchandise Stores

  • Shoe Stores

  • Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument and Book Stores

  • Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 

  • Other Crop Production

  • Support Activities for Animal Production

  • Support Activities for Crop Production

  • Support Activities for Forestry

  • Other Animal Production


Phase One:

  • Construction

  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

  • Retail (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off)

  • Manufacturing

  • Wholesale Trade

Phase Two:

  • Professional Services

  • Retail

  • Administrative Support

  • Real Estate / Rental & Leasing

Phase Three:

  • Restaurants / Food Services

Phase Four:

  • Arts / Entertainment / Recreation

  • Education 

Phases will last a minimum of two weeks.