Central New York falls short at the moment to reopen on May 15th

The region is divided in two parts.

The Finger Lakes will begin reopening on Friday, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. However, Central New York may have to wait. They fell short in one of the categories – testing capacity, even though they met all six other requirements to enter ‘Phase I’ of reopening.

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon thinks the region will hit the mark by Friday, allowing it to open. “By the end of business on Wednesday – I will be able to tell the community we’ve met that goal in my county,” he said. “If I’ve met 3,800, certainly the region will.”

While many think of the Finger Lakes as including Cayuga County – the state deems it part of Central New York. So while the Finger Lakes could open Friday – it would prevent one county in the heart of the region from reopening.

The first phase includes construction, manufacturing, and select retail.

Cayuga County Legislature Chair Aileen McNabb is on the regional leadership team to reopen Central New York.

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