According to Governor Andrew Cuomo this morning (June 29th), Western New York has been approved to officially enter Phase 4 tomorrow (June 30th).

This means Western New York has reached each Phase reopening on time (every two weeks).

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Businesses allowed to reopen in Phase 4 includes:


  • Indoor museums
  • Historical sites
  • Aquariums
  • Outdoor zoos
  • Botanical gardens
  • Grounds of historical sites
  • Outdoor museums
  • Outdoor agritourism and agricultural demonstrations

As of right now, malls and gyms are still not allowed to reopen as part of Phase 4 but hopefully, will be included eventually since there are technically no more Phases after Phase 4.

The Buffalo Zoo and Aquarium of Niagara will open by the 4th of July holiday weekend!

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