ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Governor Cuomo announced Tuesday that now that the Capital Region has the required number of contact tracers the region can begin reopening. County Executive Dan McCoy held a press conference at 3:30 p.m. to outline what that means for Albany County.
“This was a huge step. I commend everyone in my office that worked hard to get this done, to the other seven counties that were involved with our reopening planned that we submitted and they approved,” said Albany County Executive Dan McCoy.
Several essential industries like construction, pickup/dropoff retail, manufacturing, and wholesale trade can carefully reopen starting Wednesday.
While McCoy says he is happy to see a start, he hopes people will understand that this is just the first step.
“It’s going to take 14 days to figure out whether or not this virus is taking off again once we start opening up. You have to figure, tomorrow is phase one and we have to take 14 days from that before we consider opening phase two,” McCoy stated.