Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C,I-East Aurora) is standing alongside his peers in the Assembly Minority Conference to call for a responsible analysis to reopen parts of the state that arent as heavily affected by COVID-19. DiPietro is worried that the financial impact will far outweigh the medical one if the quarantine is enforced in areas with barely any cases.
Its time we take a look at regionally reopening, DiPietro said. A week ago, my colleagues and I called for a region-by-region assessment with specific protocols and a tangible plan to be delivered by April 30. Well, weve heard some tacit words of agreement from the governor and administrative recognition by people in the governors office, but New Yorkers livelihoods continue to be at stake. New York is in dire financial straits and we all deserve more than, were looking into it.
The letter is attached here.