Question: Given the data that you've been looking at, Mayor de Blasio has said that New York City could open sometime around mid-June, which is actually not that far away. Is that a possibility?
Governor: Thereís only one set of numbers. This is not pick your numbers here. We have statewide criteria. They are the same across the state. And we know where we are on each of those criterion on any given day, and they're posted on the website. At what point do the numbers drop to the reopening threshold? People can speculate, people can guess, "I think next week," "I think two weeks," "I think a month." I'm out of that business, because we all failed at that business. All the early national experts, "Here's my projection model." They were all wrong. There are a lot of variables, I understand that. We didn't know what the social distancing would actually amount to, I get it. But we were all wrong.
We prepare as the numbers drop, so when the number actually hits the threshold, we're ready to go. I donít want to guess.
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