COVID-19: NYC Quote of the Day 2020-05-07

Monday, May 4, 2020, NYS Gov. Cuomo - Open Businesses First that are Most Essential and Pose the Lowest Risk

Which businesses do we open first? You open businesses first that are most essential and pose the lowest risk. Phase one, we're talking about construction, manufacturing, and select retail with curbside pickup. Second phase, professional services, retail, administrative support, real estate. Third phase, restaurant, food services, accommodation. Fourth, arts, entertainment, recreation, education.

We need businesses to also reimagine how they're going to do business and get ready to protect their workforce, to change their physical environment to the extent they need to and to change their processes to make sure people can socially distance, people remain in a safe environment. And that's going to be up to businesses to come up with ways to reconfigure their workplace and their processes to make this work and that's business by business. Government can say these are the standards but a business is going to figure out how to do that.
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