ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo provided some additional guidance during his daily briefing on Friday when it comes to wearing a mask in public.
These specifics come as certain regions of New York state begin Phase 1 of the reopening process.
When it comes to personal behavior, the governor is advising people to wear a mask if they are within six feet of another person. In regards to curb-side or in-store pick-up, people should wear a mask and practice social distancing. Cuomo adds, "store owners shall prohibit entrance without a mask (unless under 2-years of age or for medical reasons.) For construction and manufacturing , the governor says employees must wear masks whren they cannot socially distance.
As of Friday, five regions have met specific metrics needed in order to begin Phase 1 of reopening.
- Central New York
- Finger Lakes
- Mohawk Valley
- North Country
- Southern Tier
Western New Yorkers will need to wait a bit longer, having met only four of the seven metrics.