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Wilmorite, the company that owns the major shopping malls in Rochester, said that after comments by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, it is ready to reopen Eastview, The Mall at Greece Ridge, and The Marketplace Mall on Friday.

Cuomo said that the malls can reopen on Friday, provided certain HVAC filtration measures are in place. So malls will be allowed to open in regions that are in the 4th phase of reopening, which includes the Finger Lakes-Rochester area.

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New York will decide if schools will reopen this fall in the first week of August, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, and tasked districts across the state with coming up with plans in the event that they’re allowed to resume in-person learning.

Cuomo also responded to comments from President Donald Trump, who has publicly pressured governors to reopen schools this fall despite a rise in coronavirus cases nationwide.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York is now requiring people from three additional states to quarantine for 14 days as more individuals are testing positive for COVID-19 nationwide.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Tuesday press release that Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma now join a total of 19 states that qualify under New York's metrics for community spread.

Cuomo's advisory applies to states with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average, or states with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

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Inside an office park on Brighton-Henrietta Town line Road, the political fates of a number of politicians will be decided. This is where the Monroe County Board of Elections started counting absentee ballots Wednesday for the 2020 primary elections.


More New Yorkers oppose defunding the police than support the idea, though their views vary widely based on race and political party, according to the results of a statewide poll by the Siena College Research Institute.

NEW YORK (AP)  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acted constitutionally by temporarily banning evictions because of the coronavirus, a judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon said in a written decision that the eviction moratorium issued in a series of order beginning in March does not violate the First Amendment rights of three Westchester County landlords who sued the state.

"At bottom, provisions ensure that landlords will be made whole while their tenants are facing extraordinary financial hardships," McMahon said.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo railed on President Donald Trump during a news conference Monday in New York, saying the president should “start telling the people of this country the truth” and sign an executive order requiring masks to be worn in public nationwide.

Republicans, meanwhile, called on Democrats in the state Legislature to strip Cuomo of emergency law-making powers, saying the time has come to limit that authority.


Only five people died from COVID-19 in New York Saturday, marking the first time since the peak of the disease in April that the daily number of deaths statewide dropped to single digits, following several weeks of decline.

Hospitalizations from the disease also dropped Saturday, bringing the total number of people requiring treatment for the disease down to 869. Of those, 145 are intubated.

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New York has hit another milestone in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic: hospitalizations from the disease have now dipped below 1,000 for the first time in about three months, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

And to keep that number low, Cuomo said New York state will be conducting random inspections of people who arrive from states with high infection rates of the disease.


Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed that the Finger Lakes and four other regions in the state are on track to enter Phase 4 of the reopening process on Friday.

But that process does not include reopening gyms, movie theaters and indoor shopping malls right now.