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Coronavirus: Judges return to courthouses in upstate New York

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May 18

Judges and staff will return to courthouses in 30 upstate New York counties beginning this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a media briefing Monday.

New York state will also allow the western New York region to begin reopening nonessential businesses tomorrow, Cuomo said. Western New York will join the central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and North Country regions, which entered the first phase of reopening May 15.

The governor encouraged all professional sports teams in New York state to plan on resuming play without fans in attendance. The state has already opened horse racing tracks and the Watkins Glen auto racing track without crowds, restrictions Cuomo has said he wants to apply to Major League Baseball as well.

May 17

New York state is now conducting 40,000 coronavirus tests per day, more tests per capita than any other state, Cuomo said Sunday.

Any individual who plans to resume working as nonessential businesses in New York state begin reopening can now receive testing, Cuomo said. The governor lifted a ban on nonessential businesses in some regions on …read more

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