You are reading

New York Joins Six State Effort to Reopen Economies

A coalition of six Democratic governors in the Northeast. Delaware Gov. John Carney, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

April 13, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Six states — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Rhode Island — will launch a cooperative effort to reopen their economies, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today.

Each state will name a public health official, an economic development official and a chief of staff member that will form a working group to develop a reopening plan, Cuomo said.

He said they will “start work immediately” to develop strategies to ease restrictions that have halted normal life for residents.

“The state boundaries mean very little to this virus,” Cuomo said.

The six-state panel will evaluate public health research, economic reactivation issues, hard data and the experience of other countries to create a set of guidelines.

Each state may not have the same exact reopening plan and dates as they each have their own individual circumstances, but Cuomo said he hopes the plans are as coordinated as possible.

“I don’t believe we wind up with a fully common strategy,” Cuomo said. “You have different states in different positions.”

Many of the six states — including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — formed a coalition in announcing business shutdowns last month.

“We started this journey together, we’re going to end this journey together,” Cuomo said.

email the author:


Click for Comments 

COCED- There is a right way to do things and a Trump way. 7 bankruptcies, criminal convictions and dancing with the flag calling the virus a hoax is a Trump way. Go and defend your dotard cult leader someplace else.


So, if President Trump says he wants to reopen economy, it’s bad but if the same comes from the governors – smart move. That the whole story of the last four years – anything from Trump is bashed, no matter what, even if it benefits the country a lot.


Please aim for accuracy. Nothing is opening soon, and it could be dangerous to get people’s hopes up. It means coordination only.

Joh Fredersen

sounds great. Will you be serving hot soup and bread to the homeless and unemployed while these dingbats figure out which end is up? How could you trust any of these people????


Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Flushing man indicted in fatal collision that killed 10-year-old boy in East Elmhurst last month: DA

A Flushing man was indicted by a Queens grand jury in a fatal collision that killed an 8-year-old boy in East Elmhurst last month.

Jose Barcia, 52, is accused of speeding through a crosswalk while making a left turn, killing Bayron Palomino Arroyo and injuring his 10-year-old brother Bradley on Mar. 13. The grand jury indictment was filed on Apr. 18, and Barcia will be arraigned on May 2, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.