Phase 2 of reopening starts now for Orleans, Finger Lakes

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 May 2020 at 1:48 pm

Orleans County and the other eight counties in Finger Lakes region was given the go-ahead by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to proceed to Phase 2 of reopening the state’s economy.

Cuomo made the announcement during a 1 p.m. news conference. The reopening is effective immediately.

The businesses that open will do so differently than before the Covid-19 pandemic. They will have to reduce capacity of people inside their businesses by 50 percent, and will need to insist that people wear masks and maintain social distancing.

The Phase 2 businesses include offices; real estate; in-store retail; vehicle sales, leases and rentals; retail rental, repair, and cleaning; commercial building management; and hair salons and barbershops.

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