Governor Andrew Cuomo made an important announcement regarding hospitals on Tuesday morning.
He is allowing hospitals in areas who are not overwhelmed with COVID-19 to go forward with elective outpatient surgeries.
This is due to the high number of hospitals in New York State who are laying off employees due to not having enough patients.
The governor did not say specifically who will be allowed to preform the procedures, but did say NYC, Erie, Albany, Dutchess, Westchester, Rockland, Suffolk and Nassau counties will excluded from this.
We will update this story when we hear more from local hospitals.