New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatens to reverse coronavirus reopening plans
Jun 15 2020
The City Hall rep said in the e-mail that since March, the de Blasio administration has been "doing aggressive outreach to restaurants and bars in the East Village to ensure they are aware of the relevant PAUSE guidance", referring to state guidelines amid the contagion.
Andrew Cuomo said they have received reports from across the state that there are large gatherings, social distancing is being violated, and people aren't wearing masks.
Manhattan and the Hamptons are "the leading areas in the state with violations", the governor said.
Central New York, the Southern Tier, the Mohawk Valley, the North Country, and the Finger Lakes region all entered Phase Three on Friday. They were ignoring stipulations on social distancing.
Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order on Friday, June 12 that will require the state's more than 500 local and county police agencies to develop a plan "that reinvents and modernizes police strategies and programs in their community based on community input". "I am warning today, in a nice way".
What they're saying: "We're not going to go back to that dark place because local government didn't do its job or because some individuals exploited the situation besides the legal violation", Cuomo said.
"We were told, 'You start with demonstration to lead to legislation and then reconciliation.' Without the legislation, the demonstration is just an exercise", said Sharpton.
Cuomo also had harsh words for local governments, which are responsible for monitoring compliance of the reopening plan.
Critics have argued that the state is allowing thousands of people to congregate for protests in violation of the reopening plan.
Cuomo also announced on Friday he would be signing an executive order obliging the state's nearly 500 police departments to "develop a plan that reinvents and modernizes police strategies and programs in their community".
The legislation also amends a law that blocked the release of police officers' disciplinary records, and calls for the establishment of a special prosecutor's office to investigate deaths during and after encounters with police.