Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order lifting the indoor crowd limit from 10 to 25 for Phase III regions, citing New Yorkers’ sustained progress in fighting back a disease that has seen new life in nearly half of America’s states. Western New York takes that next step Tuesday; the Capital Region will do so Wednesday.
The governor said the encouraging numbers in New York — the state’s lowest daily death and hospitalization rates since the pandemic hit — prompted him to modify the previous Phase III crowd rules. Once the epicenter of the national COVID epidemic, New York now has one of the country’s lowest infection rates.
On Tuesday, Cuomo announced hospitals and group homes could start allowing visitors at their discretion later this week, presuming they follow state safety guidelines.
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