Reopening on track for swaths of central, northern New York

Published: May. 14, 2020 at 11:15 AM EDT
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New York's governor says large swaths of central and northern the state are poised to reopen Friday, and he's urging businesses to prepare safety plans.

New York City is broadening the guidelines for who should get tested for the coronavirus. The new guidelines include anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 and anyone who works at a nursing home or shelter. The new testing guidelines come as the city opens more testing sites with the goal of administering 20,000 tests a day by May 25.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday the $3 trillion coronavirus aid package proposed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is exactly what New York and other states and cities need to revive their economies.

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