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UNPAUSING CNY: May 25, 2020

By Journal Staff


Snapshots of life as Central New York reopens its economy amid the pandemic

People out and about at Sylvan Beach on May 17. (Photo Credit:

North Country Florist on Downer Street in Baldwinsville, bustling with activity on May 16. Florists in Central New York were allowed to reopen starting May 15. (Photo Credit:

Burdick Chevrolet at Driver’s Village in Cicero on May 13. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon on May 5 confirmed that auto dealers in the county can again sell cars and trucks in-person if they follow social-distancing guidelines. (Photo Credit:

Dick’s Sporting Goods at Destiny USA on May 16. Sporting-goods stores and other retailers in Central New York received the greenlight for curbside and in-store pickup only (no shopping and browsing) as part of phase one of New York’s regional reopening, starting May 15. (Photo Credit:

Health-care workers at the Schuyler Hospital COVID-19 testing site in Montour Falls. Schuyler Hospital is offering tests to essential businesses reopening in the region under phase one of the state’s regional plan. Businesses must pre-register and schedule test appointments. (PHOTO CREDIT: CAYUGA HEALTH)

Cars flooded the Cayuga Health COVID-19 sampling site, located at 40 Catherwood Road in Lansing, on May 14. More than 450 people were tested that day, a one-day record for the site, to that point. Cayuga Health expanded the site’s hours the next day. Testing was one of the criteria the Southern Tier region met in order to start reopening its economy on May 15. (PHOTO CREDIT: CAYUGA HEALTH)

A construction site on West First Street in downtown Oswego. (Photo Credit:

Masked customers browse the offerings at Green Acres Garden Center on Route 57 in Clay on May 16. Lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores in Central New York received the go-ahead to reopen the day before. (Photo Credit:

Dr. Nicole Anzalone and Dr. Erin Bagley of Syracuse Hearing Solutions in Camillus visit with a customer at the firm’s drive-up service on May 14. (Photo Credit:

The drive-in theatre on Route 48 near Minetto. Theatre management says it’s working on getting ready to reopen after Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently said drive-in movie theatres could open across the state.
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Customers gather at the walk-up window and outdoor area of Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In, located in the town of Oswego, on May 16. (Photo Credit:

The Raymour & Flanigan Furniture retail store on Route 31 in Clay on May 16. (Vance Marriner / CNYBJ)

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