“That is very, very good news,” the governor said.
The governor said socially distanced outdoor graduation ceremonies for up to 150 people will be allowed as of June 26.
Cuomo said there will be 35,000 tests per day just in New York City, and expressed concern about potential COVID-19 spread during the protests.
“If you were at a protest, I understand your point, I’m with you. We also have this situation with the coronavirus. Act responsibly, get a test. Get a test,” he said.
He says there will be 15 sites opened just for protesters so they can expedite getting a test.
“Please get that test. That’s the one variable in this equation that we’re not sure of,” he said. “We don’t know what the effect of those protests are.”
The governor hopes that the more protesters get tested, the more data will be available on just how much the virus may have spread at demonstrations.
Cuomo said that New York landmarks will be lit blue and gold to celebrate the progress in the battle against coronavirus.