Cuomo: Follow Reopening Rules, Or Face Possible Loss Of Licenses

Governor Andrew Cuomo holds daily Coronavirus briefing with Dr. Howard Zucker, NYS Health Commissioner, Melissa DeRosa, Secretary to the Governor and Robert Mujica, Director of the Budget NYS.

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NEW YORK – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday he is issuing an executive order that could remove liquor licenses and lead to the shutdown of any businesses not following state reopening guidelines.

Cuomo also vowed to issue an executive order that bars are responsible for the area immediately outside their businesses.

“We reopen in phases, and phases have rules, which is why it makes it a phase instead of an overall reopening,” Cuomo said.

Compliance by people and local government enforcement are the two major issues the state is dealing with in regard to the reopening of businesses, Cuomo said during his daily briefing Thursday.

The Governor also announced the State will issue guidance to colleges and universities to allow some in person instruction and on-campus housing and for the fall semester. Campuses must develop a plan, which attests to meeting the guidance and file plans with the State.


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