New York is moving up some reopening activities in the Putnam County area. Governor Andrew Cuomo says outdoor dining can be allowed in Phase Two, which starts tomorrow. Restaurants/Food Services were originally not to reopen until Phase Three, which is projected to be on June 23rd. Some best practices include how patron safety will be ensured, proper delineation of areas, consideration of hours permitted for outdoor operation, and how and whether outdoor music will be permitted. Putnam County Town Supervisors and Village Mayors were called on to streamline local codes to ease existing restrictions. Several towns have already outlined fee waivers and accommodations to do just that. The Putnam County Department of Health has reminded restaurants that outdoor seating that is not preexisting and previously approved by the Health Department and the Building Departments must receive approval from the local Code Enforcement Officer prior to use.