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NYS Coronavirus Update: Update: Three States Added to Travel Advisory -- Update on COVID Numbers

Jul 7, 2020

Tonight's email is our 100th Coronavirus Update. We hope these updates have proven helpful. Thank you for reading.

Across the country, we are seeing COVID cases in many states continue to go up, which is deeply concerning. We stand ready to help our fellow states. Today, three more states have been added to the travel advisory that requires individuals traveling from those states to New York to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. The newly-added states are Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma. The travel advisory currently applies to travelers from: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah. (The list of states will be updated online as the data changes.)

We will continue to follow the data and facts and make decisions accordingly.

Tip of the Day: Remember to keep six feet apart when in public spaces.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The Mid-Hudson region entered Phase 4 of reopening today. Long Island is on track to enter Phase 4 tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8. Read more about Phase 4 here.

2. The High Line in New York City will reopen July 16th. The elevated park will open with reduced capacity and free time-entry reservations.

3. Takeout beer, wine and cocktails has been extended. Restaurants and bars can continue to offer alcohol for takeout or delivery under special rules. Additionally, restaurants and bars are permitted to serve alcohol in expanded outdoor seating. These rules have had a positive impact for small businesses during this trying time. (Please drink responsibly.)

4. The number of total hospitalizations continues to remain low. Yesterday, there were 836 total hospitalizations. Sadly, we lost 10 New Yorkers to the virus.

5. Sufficient child care is critical to a successful economic reopening. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul explains in an op-ed how New York State is rethinking and investing in child care in response to the COVID pandemic.

6. Yesterday, the State conducted 56,735 tests. Only 588, or 1.04%, were positive.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment"
: In 2010, NASA launched a specialized satellite to film the surface of the sun. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the satellite's launch, the Solar Dynamic Observatory released a time-lapse video of the sun's movement over the course of the past decade.

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo