Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) voiced his support of the plan laid out by Gov. Cuomo this week, which presented the basics of a regional approach opening to New York state. Stec and the Assembly Minority Conference were among the first to call for a regional reopening plan last month. Stec made note, although the shell of a plan was laid out yesterday, a lot of questions still have been left unanswered and New Yorkers and small business owners need guidance and directive from the state.
I am pleased to see the governor has heard the calls for a regional plan to reopen of New York, which were made by myself and many upstate representatives, said Stec. The North Country has had significantly less cases then New York City and other regions of the state. When we begin to reopen, that should be reflected. We should not be using a blanket, one-size-fits-all approach. While yesterdays announcement has given New Yorkers hope that normalcy is coming, this is nothing more than the shell of a plan. There are a lot of questions that have been left unanswered, such as what information will be collected from local governments and where it will be sent. I am hoping the governor begins to provide more information and guidance to our residents and small businesses in the coming days.