UPDATED 7:40 PM PT – Monday, January 25, 2021
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) said the Empire State will begin lifting COVID-19 lockdown orders this week.
During a press briefing on Monday, Cuomo said the state is now focused on smaller infection zones as the virus transmission rate comes back down to a safer level. Reports show the infection rate has recently dropped, giving Cuomo the opportunity to reopen some businesses.
In Buffalo holding a COVID briefing. Watch live: https://t.co/J50To0kTv9
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 25, 2021
Though some restrictions are set to be lifted in New York City, indoor dining will not be one of them.
“We are focusing now on the micro-cluster zones, which are yellow zones, orange zones,” Cuomo stated. “The indoor dining in New York City is a New York City specific condition, and we’re not at this point contemplating any changes.”
The governor said to look out for more updates this Wednesday.