Low-risk youth sports can begin for regions in Phase 3 starting July 6, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday.
What You Need To Know
- Low-risk youth sports can begin for regions in Phase 3 starting July 6
- Games will only be able to allow in two spectators per child
- Sports like baseball, softball, gymnastics, field hockey, cross country and crew will be able to resume in a little over three weeks
Games will only be able to allow in two spectators per child, but sports like baseball, softball, gymnastics, field hockey, cross country and crew will be able to resume in a little over three weeks.
For the last five days, the rate of infection in all regions of the state has stayed below 2 percent.
Saturday’s testing results showed that numbers dipped below 1.5 percent for the first time in those five days. The North Country and the Southern Tier saw percentage rates lower than 0.5 percent.
On Saturday, 23 people passed away from COVID-19 over the span of 24 hours. This was the new lowest number of fatalities since March. There were also 1,657 people hospitalized for the coronavirus, the lowest number since March 20.
The state is extending open enrollment in the health exchange for an additional 30 days through July 15.
Cuomo said on Sunday that the state has received 25,000 complaints about businesses not complying with social distancing rules.
"We have never received more complaints in a shorter period of time,” Cuomo says. "These are violations of the law."
Cuomo said he called up a few bars and restaurants that he saw on social media had large crowds of people packed inside or milling about outside, drinking in the streets.
"You are playing with your (liquor) license," he says.
Cuomo warned that bars or restaurants found to be violating social distancing and mask rules can have their liquor licenses pulled by the State Liquor Authority.
"We are not kidding around."
Cuomo then turned his attention to local governments saying that they "are responsible" in making sure these businesses are in compliance.
"I understand it’s not popular. You know what's more unpopular? If a region closes for not complying with social distancing rules," he says.
Cuomo puts Manhattan and the Hamptons on "warning" saying they are leading the way in violations.
"Local governments do your job."
Today, he signed two more bills that were passed this week by the state legislature.
He signed the "Right to Record" bill that allows a person not being arrested the right to record and keep their recording of police activity.
He also signed a bill that will launch a new health department study on the health impacts of COVID on minorities in NYS.
Cuomo again reminds police departments and local governments they have nine months to bring the community together and come up with real reforms such as use of force, budget, staffing and more.
These reforms have to be passed by April 1; otherwise police departments are at risk of losing state funding.