Hudson Valley shy of meeting re-opening criteria

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College Hill Golf Course in Poughkeepsie

HUDSON VALLEY – The Seven counties defined in the Hudson Valley region for purposes of reopening the economy are still short of meeting the state’s seven metrics. Dutchess and Ulster have met all of them, but cannot reopen independently; they must wait for all counties to meet those standards.

Officials of all counties are optimistic they will be met shortly.

Among the businesses low-risk activities now permitted to resume include:

  • Socially distant religious services – 10 or fewer worshippers OR in-vehicle services held at drive-in theaters or parking lots;
  • Municipal libraries; 
  • Retail businesses (delivery and curbside pickup only);
  • Single student horseback riding;
  • Hunting and fishing clubs; 
  • Acupuncture, when prescribed by a medical professional;
  • Pet grooming to ensure the health and well-being of the animal;
  • Auto maintenance;
  • Landscaping; 
  • Gardening; 
  • Horticulture; 
  • Low-risk, outdoor activities including, tennis, non-motorized boat use and rentals, and golf and driving ranges, except miniature golf; and
  • Drive-in movie theaters.