Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis today asked Governor Cuomo to reconsider sectors that can reopen in May beginning with work performed outdoors such as construction, home improvement, pool installation and maintenance, and landscaping for the entire state, not just Upstate New York.
I have had several calls from roofers, fencing companies, painters and pool maintenance and installation companies, who perform work outdoors and want to reopen their businesses. This type of outdoor work is a good first step to getting our economy off the ground while retaining strict safety guidelines to protect both employees and the community, Malliotakis wrote.
As we are both aware, the job reports are staggering so it is imperative that we start sending people back to work as soon and safely as possible while maintaining public health as our top priority. If we begin with easing the restrictions on outdoor construction and home improvement work in both upstate and downstate, we can begin the slow economic recovery process, Malliotakis added.
The Assemblywomans letter is attached.