Mid-Hudson Region on Track to Enter Phase One

Published by Amy Paulin on

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced that the Mid-Hudson Region, which includes Westchester County, is on track to enter Phase One of the NY Forward Reopening Plan this Tuesday, May 26th. The Mid-Hudson Region has hit all of the required benchmarks related to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and now only needs to complete the training of our Region’s contact tracers to satisfy the standards set for Phase One. In this post, I have included details related to which businesses may reopen and which activities may resume once we enter Phase One, the data for the seven Metrics that have been used to determine our Region’s preparedness, and updates on the number of COVID-19 cases in our community. For further details on the NY Forward Reopening plan, please check the NY Forward website and read through the NY Forward Guide Book.


Phase One Permitted Businesses and Activities 

For additional details, please look at the NY Forward page on Reopening by Phase

  • Phase One: Construction
    • 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
    • Building Equipment Contractors
  • Phase One: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
    • Other Animal Production
    • Other Crop Production
    • Support Activities for Animal Production
    • Support Activities for Crop Production
    • Support Activities for Forestry
  • Phase One: Retail Trade
    Phase One includes 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
  • Phase One: Manufacturing
    • 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
  • Phase One: 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 Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers

​The following is an overview of the industries that will be included in future Phases of the Plan.

  • Phase 2: Professional services; finance and insurance; retail; administrative support; real estate/rental leasing.
  • Phase 3: Restaurants/food services; hotels/accommodations.
  • Phase 4: Arts/entertainment/recreation; education.

Mid-Hudson Region Reopening Metrics


COVID-19 Information and Updates

In the following table, I have included statistics related to COVID-19 case numbers in the municipalities in Assembly District 88. In the towns, villages, and cities in the 88th Assembly District – Eastchester, Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Scarsdale, White Plains, and New Rochelle – the number of active cases, which are confirmed cases where the individual has not recovered or is presumed to still be contagious, stands at 256, down from 373 active cases one week ago. In the municipalities in the 88th District, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases stands at 5,815, an increase of 66 from the 5,749 confirmed cases one week ago.

How to Get Tested for COVID-19

Testing is free to all New Yorkers who have been directed by a health care provider or who have made an appointment through the New York State COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065. New York State has added a new Find a Test Site Near You tool that allows you to search for testing facilities in your area.

  • https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you

Important Links and Phone Numbers

  • New York State Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065.
  • For updates throughout the day, please check: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home.
  • For local information, please visit the Westchester County Department of Health’s website at: https://health.westchestergov.com/2019-novel-coronavirus.
  • If you have questions, you should call your primary care physician, the state coronavirus hotline, or 211.
  • If you are under self-quarantine or were exposed to a known case, call (866) 588-0195
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