The governor also announced that New York State will expand its testing criteria to all New Yorkers statewide.
He made the announcement on Wednesday at a press briefing.
New York conducts more tests per capita than any big country in the world and now has the capacity to expand the testing criteria.
“All the numbers are good across the state, but we need to be diligent and cautious especially now that we are seeing the storm clouds from other states on the horizon. Otherwise we will see the rate of infection go up in New York and no one wants to go back to the hell that we experienced,” Cuomo said.
The governor also said six major retailers are requiring customers to wear face coverings while shopping at their stores nationwide, including: Costco, C-Town, Gristedes and D’Agostino, Stop & Shop, Tops and Whole Foods.