Six states in the Northeast are working together to design a coordinated plan that would allow businesses to reopen following the coronavirus shutdown.
The six governors — New York's Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey's Phil Murphy, Connecticut's Ned Lamont, Pennsylvania's Tom Wolf, Delaware's John Carney and Rhode Island's Gina Raimondo — announced today they're forming a working group to develop the plan.
Each state will name a public health official and an economic official who will sit on the group. Each state's chief of staff to the governor will also be in the group.
Connecticut Gov. Lamont thanked Cuomo for getting together the governors.
He referenced transportation as a main issue, as many from his state commute to New York. He noted the “commuter corridor” has become the “Covid corridor," and stressed that it’s important to “make sure you don’t pull the trigger too early.”
“Working together makes the most sense,” he added.