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FROM THE GOVERNOR AND NY STATE:
SCHOOL REOPENING DETAILS: ’Everybody wants to reopen schools, but we can only do so if it’s safe to reopen. That will be determined solely by the data.Today, we announced a formula for how and when it is safe for schools to reopen in New York State. Schools can reopen if the region is in Phase 4 and if the region’s daily infection rate remains at or below 5 percent using a 14-day average. Schools will close if the regional infection rate rises above 9 percent, using a 7-day average, after August 1. Read more about New York State’s school reopening guidance here.’ -Governor Cuomo
TRAVEL ENFORCEMENT: A travel enforcement program will commence tomorrow,July 14th, at airports across the state to help ensure travelers are following quarantine protocols. Enforcement teams will be stationed at airports to ensure compliance with the mandatory State Department of Health traveler form, which is being distributed by airlines to passengers flying to New York State. An electronic version of the traveler form is also available. Travelers who fail to provide their contact information will receive a summons with a $2,000 fine.
FROM SARATOGA COUNTY:
Saratoga County had 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 this weekend bringing the number of active cases in the county to 58. Click here to see the upward trend in new cases and for additional metrics.
FROM NYRA AND THE CITY OF SARATOGA SPRINGS:
City of Saratoga Springs and NYRA to discuss public safety precautions ahead of 2020 Saratoga Race Course season
WHAT: Officials from the City of Saratoga Springs and the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will outline protocols designed to protect public health and safety.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 14 1 p.m.
WHERE: Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, NY
WHO: Robin Dalton, Public Safety Commissioner, City of Saratoga Springs
John Catone, Assistant Chief of Police, Saratoga Springs Police Department
Glen Kozak, Senior Vice President, Operations and Capital Projects, NYRA
Pat McKenna, Director of Communications, NYRA
MEDIA: Please enter through main gate at Union and East Avenue and plan to arrive by 12:45 p.m.
All media are subject to a temperature check and health screening upon arrival. A representative will meet reporters at the Union Avenue entrance and will escort them to the press conference location. Facial coverings and adherence to strict social distancing measures are mandatory at Saratoga Race Course at all times
DETAILS: The 2020 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course will begin on Thursday, July 16 and run through Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Under current New York State guidelines, Saratoga Race Course will open without spectators in attendance. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit NYRA.com/Saratoga.