Today the Governor announced that our region is on track to move into Phase IV. What still remains unclear is guidance for hundreds of businesses who have long standing practices of disinfecting such as fitness centers, malls, movie theatres or even bowling alleys. While I am encouraged that dozens of categories such as indoor museums and outdoor events received guidance on how to open safely in this next phase, too many businesses have been left in a lurch.
It is clear that the North Country region will take longer to recover economically than some other regions, and we have worked hard to stop the spread and meet the necessary metrics to safely reopen. I am calling on the Executive to evaluate further businesses and provide guidance so that they can safely reopen.