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