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WNY takes another step closer to reopening

Posted at 12:38 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 23:50:13-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Western New York has taken another step closer to reopening.

According to Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday, the region is close to phase one of the reopening process.

The Western New York region is meeting meeting six out of seven metrics. The governor says more tracers are needed and the state is working with local administrators.

Hospitalizations in Erie County have decreased recently, which has led the region to meet those metrics as of Sunday.

According to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, nearly 300 employees will be trained as contact tracers.

Watch Sunday's full briefing below: