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Cuomo says car and race tracks in NY can reopen with no fans

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Posted at 2:23 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 14:23:52-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will take another step toward reopening its economy going into the summer by allowing horse racing tracks and Watkins Glen International to reopen.

But Gov. Andrew Cuomo was quick on Saturday to add a caveat: “No crowds. No fans.”

Cuomo also announced that residents of suburban Westchester and Suffolk counties will again be eligible for elective surgeries and ambulatory care.

Meanwhile, the number of New York Police Department officers calling in sick during the coronavirus pandemic has hit a new low.