County Executive Latimer announces reopening task force ahead of Phase 2

Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced Monday the Westchester County Reopening Task Force as the region prepares for the second phase of reopening.

News 12 Staff

Jun 1, 2020, 5:33 PM

Updated 1,455 days ago

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Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced Monday the Westchester County Reopening Task Force as the region prepares for the second phase of reopening.
The task force is led by business owners, lawmakers and leaders from nearly every industry to guide the county through all four phases of reopening.
The group will come up with new ideas to help businesses restart and provide clarity on what they can and cannot do.
Jemin Lee, owner of the Korean BBQ Grill in New Rochelle, says she's ready to reopen and is welcoming any advice from the task force.
The mid-Hudson region, which Westchester is a part of, is on track to reopen next week, according to Latimer.
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BRIEFING NOTES:
- Latimer announces the Westchester County Reopening Task Force as the county prepares for the second phase of reopening.
- He says that the reopening task force will be reaching out to businesses as the mid-Hudson region prepares for the second phase of reopening.
- Latimer says the task force will help businesses pass the criteria required by the state to be able to reopen.
- He says that the county is looking to reopen the economy step by step without triggering another COVID-19 outbreak.
- Latimer says restaurants will reopen in Phase 3, which would take place two weeks after Phase 2.
- He says that deaths from coronavirus overnight have reduced, for the most part, to single digits over the past few days.
- Latimer says over 162,000 people in the county have been tested for COVID-19.
- He says out of everyone who tests positive for COVID-19 in the county, there is a 4% death rate.
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