The Mid-Hudson Region, which for the purposes of re-opening includes Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Orange, Putnam, Westchester and Rockland counties, is lagging on two of the state’s seven indicators required to enter phase one of re-opening.
- 14-Day Decline in Hospital Deaths OR Fewer Than Five Deaths Per Day (3-day rolling average)
- New Hospitalizations Per Day (2 per 100k residents, 3-day rolling average)
Our region has 2 days of declining deaths and an average of 69 per day and 2.38 new daily hospitalizations.
The hospitalization rate is falling, but we’re unlikely to see new deaths below 5 per day in the near future. If hospital deaths continue to decline unabated, the earliest the region can begin phase one would be in 12 days, or May 24.
- Retail – Curbside Pickup
- Wholesale Trade
- Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
- Professional Services
- Administrative Support
- Real Estate / Rental & Leasing
- Restaurants / Food Services
- Arts / Entertainment / Recreation
Each phase would last at least two weeks. If hospitalizations or deaths spike, regions will fall back into previous phases.
Only two regions – the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier, qualify for May 15 re-opening. See the dashboard here.