Instead, there will be a gradual reopening.
Cuomo opened up the possibility that several more children may have been hit by the mystery illness without health workers recognising what was happening.
"It's an exciting new phase". We're all anxious to get back to work. "We want to do smartly, we want to do it intelligently, but we want to do it and that's what this week is going to be all about".
Three of the state's 10 regions - the Finger Lakes, the Southern Tier, and the Mohawk Valley -have met all seven requirements as of Monday, and can begin their reopening processes on Friday when the governor's statewide "New York on Pause" mandates are set to expire.
Now, you can check to see how each of New York's 10 regions is doing with those metrics.
Cuomo noted that the state health department is urgently working alongside the New York Genome Center and the Rockefeller University to carry out more research on the new syndrome.
Construction, manufacturing and retail businesses that can safely provide curb-side pickup will make up Phase 1.
An image from Governor Andrew Cuomo's May 11 press conference shows which businesses fall into each of the four phases of reopening.
Residents will be allowed to participate in low-risk outdoor activities like tennis, gardening and landscaping and drive-in movie theaters.
"This is the next big step in this historic journey", Cuomo said Monday during a visit to Rochester Regional Health's Riedman campus in Irondequoit. "He applauded efforts to increase hospital capacity to meet projections, as well as lockdown measures that prevented" thousands" of deaths.
The New York City area is the epicenter of the pandemic in the state.
"We just made it over the mountain", he added.
The state on Monday reported an additional 161 deaths, a number Cuomo says is "still too high, but better than it has been".
People wear protective masks May 11 as they walk in the Elmhurst neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York City.
Cuomo said that the new syndrome has claimed lives of three children, one in New York City and two in the counties of Westchester and Suffolk.