Consider human costs in economic reopenings, Cuomo urges

Residents of the Kew Gardens Hills neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York line up for free face mask the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation staff distributes the at the Mauro playground, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. New York City will distribute 100,000 face coverings in parks across the five boroughs to help protect against the coronavirus.The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo argued that officials who are reopening economies need to be upfront about the human costs. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is adding staff to the city’s deluged 311 helpline, and police prepared for nightly subway closures.