An advisory board of 100 business, community and civic leaders will advise Gov. Andrew Cuomo on guidelines for reopening the state economy. Cuomo did not provide names of board members but said in late April that those on the panel had been in talks with the state for weeks.

In order to reopen, businesses must detail how they plan to institute social distancing and testing while operating, Cuomo said. The governor announced the board after laying out a list of 12 standards to guide reopening. Those steps provide a roadmap for reopening after May 15, for regions of the state that, per the Center for Disease Control’s mandate, have seen 14 days of declines in COVID-19 cases, Cuomo said.

Key among those standards are two thresholds: Regions must keep their healthcare capacity below 70%, and their COVID-19 transmission rates must be below outbreak levels in order to reopen, Cuomo said.

Source: Crain’s New York Business

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