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Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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Posted at 6:28 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 12:21:27-04

NEW YORK — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New York. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

11:30 a.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his daily coronavirus and reopening briefing. Watch below.

Reopening and COVID-19 updates:

  • Mid-Hudson region enters Phase 2 today (Tuesday).
  • Long Island will enter Phase 2 tomorrow (Wednesday).
  • New York City still has hard-hit hot zones.
    • Sean Penn's CORE organization (Community Organized Relief Effort) is helping to establish 11 new testing sites in NYC's most-impacted zip codes.
  • Metro-North taking unprecedented steps for safety amid reopening.
    • Masks are mandatory when riding public transportation
    • Stay six feet apart when possible and observe decal guidance
    • Use hand sanitizer
  • Now that every region of NY is reopening, time to focus on day-to-day testing and viral spread, Cuomo says.
  • It's time for a new dashboard with a new citizen focus, the governor says.
    • New dashboard breaks information down by number of tests per day and percent of positive results per day, broken out by region.

Protests and police reform updates:

  • Cuomo lays out a “justice agenda” to fight systematic inequality
    • Education equality, despite zip code
    • Ending child poverty
    • Addressing lack of decent, safe affordable housing
    • Criminal justice reform
  • Cuomo’s message to local elected officials and police
    • This is a real issue and is not going away. It’s not just about George Floyd. “This has been brewing for decades and centuries,” Cuomo says.
    • Try to separate political hype and partisan rhetoric from truth and facts.
    • There is no “quick fix” or political pandering
    • It’s time for new, smart policy and a new model of policing. It's time to “reimagine and reinvent” policing for 2020, Cuomo says
    • There must be a relationship of trust between the police and the community it serves.

9:30 a.m.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch below.

Expand NYC Care Citywide

  • NYC Care will expand to Queens and Manhattan
  • Hire 26 providers to ensure a new primary care appointment in 2 weeks
  • Approximately $37.5M expansion
  • Already serving Staten Island, Bronx and Brooklyn
  • Expected to reach nearly 54,000 residents (44,000 in Queens, 10,000 in Manhattan)

Mental Health: Coping with trauma

  • NYC will reach 10,000 New Yorkers in NYC's hardest-hit areas from July to December
  • Working with 270 front-line community and faith-based organizations at neighborhood level
  • City will deliver one-hour virtual trainings on mental health disaster response.
  • City will train staff at community to help communities cope

NYC protests

  • Demonstrators voiced their opinions
  • Street renamings will be proposed
  • We want to make sure that police are not allowed to act in the way that we’ve been seeing
  • Defunding the police, does it undermine officers’ positions? It does not necessarily. Cops want to have the human connection and show we’re all in this together.
  • Legal observers and media should NOT be arrested unless crimes are committed. If NYPD violates, disciplinary action must be done.

City council is hearing four bills

  • Chokehold ban
  • People have right to record interactions with cops
  • Ensure police numbers and badges are visible
  • Early interventions on any officers who need more training, monitoring

Daily indicators

  • COVID-19 hospitalizations: 52
  • H+H ICU: 337
  • Percent who tested positive: 1%

Reopening in NYC

  • Phase 2 and outdoor dining: If we can get to Phase 2 by the end of June, we need to lay out guidelines, but mayor says he doesn’t want to say June 22 as Phase 2 for sure “We’re not like any other part of the state.”

7:35 a.m.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day told PIX11 Morning News what residents can expect as the region enters Phase 2 of reopening. Watch interview here.

6 a.m.
The Mid-Hudson region, including Westchester and Rockland counties, enters Phase 2 of reopening Tuesday. Watch more above.

Past updates:
New York City began Phase 1 of its reopening Monday. See the details of what this means.

The MTA continues getting service back on track while keeping riders safe. Read more about the changes.

Latest official numbers:
As of Tuesday morning, there were 378,799 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York, with the state's death toll sitting at 24,299.

COVID-19 timeline: How novel coronavirus spread

Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks

The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here