Malls, movies, gyms in New York still not cleared to reopen as parts of state progress to Phase 4

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Posted at 8:16 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 20:16:04-04

NEW YORK — Malls, movie theaters and gyms will not be cleared to reopen when areas of New York state progress to Phase 4 as early as Friday.

The businesses had been hoping Gov. Andrew Cuomo would allow them to open their doors after a three-month shutdown bought on by the pandemic, but the decision leaves business owners uncertain of when they welcome back customers.

A spokesman for Cuomo on Wednesday cited recent surges in states that have allowed a wide range of businesses to reopen.

The Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley, Finger Lakes and North Country could move to phase 4 on Friday