Cuomo issued an unexpected order late Friday to allow public assemblies of up to 10 people "for any lawful objective".
The new ruling comes after the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a suit against Cuomo's previous order on Thursday that only allowed 10-person gatherings for religious services and Memorial Day events.
On May 5, Cuomo announced an ad competition challenging fellow New Yorkers to film their own homemade videos on why its crucial for folks to be wearing masks right now.
The school is part of the United Talmudical Academy, the largest of three ultra-Orthodox Jewish school systems that serve around 14,500 children in the community about 50 miles north of New York City.
Governor Cuomo has argued the decision to reopen should be founded in statewide metrics based on the number of hospitalizations and availability of hospital beds.
Since no lifeguards will be on duty, de Blasio doesn't want anyone risking their lives in the water.
The danger of swimming without lifeguards on duty was made clear Friday when a 24-year-old man drowned off Rockaway Beach in Queens.
"We can not see people going to the beaches in large numbers, crowding together".
But the forecast was less than ideal for the holiday weekend, with rain Saturday and clouds expected Sunday.
Under guidelines meant to keep crowds from flocking to the beaches, people who live nearby can go there to walk or to sit, de Blasio said.
"The right to protest and exercise freedom of expression is the foundation of all our other freedoms, and it is exactly during a crisis that we must be most vigilant to protect it. Health experts, elected officials, and police officers agree that people can be safely outside while practicing social distancing, and it is critical that lawmakers create guidelines and direct law enforcement uniformly".
Long Island is on track to open Wednesday, Cuomo said.
"I think those religious ceremonies can be very comforting", he said.
Cuomo said on Saturday that Long Island and Mid-Hudson could reopen next week, leaving New York City the only region in the state that will remain in the "PAUSE" order for a while.
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