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Dentist offices able to reopen statewide Monday

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Posted at 4:27 PM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 16:29:47-04

NEW YORK (WKBW) — Dentist offices will be allowed to reopen statewide on Monday, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement on Sunday.

"The reduction in New York's new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, intubations and other metrics represent tremendous progress from where we were," Governor Cuomo said. "We have gone through hell and back -- we are on the other side and it's a lesson for all of us, and we need to stay vigilant as we reopen different parts of the state so that we don't backslide. I am also authorizing dentists to resume their practices statewide starting tomorrow as long as they follow health and safety guidelines that the state is laying out and that we have been discussing with them."

Cuomo says offices will be subject to guidance from the state on best practices for safety and social distancing.

The Western New York region remains in Phase One.