Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced an emergency summit with northeast governors would be held this weekend to discuss aligning coronavirus policy.
The summit could potentially lead to new restrictions as the pandemic continues to spread.
New York officials have worked with neighboring state governors in order to ensure pandemic guidelines for closing some businesses or limiting gatherings is largely parallel in order to avoid people traveling across borders.
The move comes amid rising COVID-19 cases in New York and across the country. New York's positive rate in the last day stood at 2.6% with a record 200,000 tests conducted in the last day.
Twenty-four people in New York were confirmed to have died of the virus in the last day; there are no 1,700 people hospitalized due to COVID-19.
"The good news is our positive rate is one of the lowest in the country," Cuomo said. "The bad news is we are in the midst of a sea of COVID rising around us."
Cuomo in recent weeks has pursued a so-called "cluster" strategy of targeting areas within regions of the state for closure in order to avoid the hammer of a statewide shutdown that was seen earlier this year.
But rising COVID cases, a development public health officials have warned about, has led to changes. New York on Friday is closing bars, restaurants and gym at 10 p.m., allowing them to re-open at 5 a.m.
Cuomo warned New Yorkers against holding large gatherings as the weather turns colder. The state is limiting gatherings in households to no more than 10 people.
Cuomo said a major source of transmitting the virus has been "living room spread."
"Just because you are with your family doesn't mean you're safe," he said. "They're not doing it intentionally."
Meanwhile, Cuomo urged New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and school officials to swiftly reopen schools if they choose to close them starting Monday, a prospect the mayor has raised if the infection rate reaches 3%.
"I would hope the mayor and the teachers work together to open the schools, if you close the schools, to open them as quickly as possible," Cuomo said.