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UPDATE: Executive order extended to June 6th, but NY on PAUSE not extended beyond May 15th

After an order was signed this week apparently extending NY on PAUSE until June 6th, officials have clarified, saying that isn’t the case after all.

Rather, Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa clarified confusion, pointing out that the extension of the executive order only extended the underlying legal authority for the emergency declaration in New York State.

“NY on PAUSE was not extended to June 6th,” she said. “Yesterday’s Executive Order extended the underlying legal authority for the Emergency Order, but did not change the text of any of the directives in NY ON PAUSE and so the expiration date of May 15 still stands until further notice. At that time, new guidance will be issued for regions based on the metrics outlined by Governor Cuomo earlier this week.”

Beginning May 16th any region that hits all seven criteria marks will be allowed to begin the reopening process.

Watch Governor Cuomo’s briefing from Saturday below: