New York's Capital Region will enter the third phase of the economic reopening, which will allow for businesses like nail salons to open and restaurants to offer inside dining.
But health officials are still urging customers and businesses alike to follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks in order to prevent a spike in COVID-19 cases that have cropped up in other parts of the country that are also attempting reopenings.
With the Capital Region entering the third phase today, most areas of upstate New York will have progressed to this point, save for the Mid-Hudson Region.
New York has made gains in reducing the spread of the virus, and the infection rate over the last week has remain at roughly 1 percent of the tens of thousands of people who have been tested every day.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has threatened to rollback the reopening in areas in which social distancing has broken down and infections have increased.