New York's coming review of the COVID-19 pandemic will be a "blueprint" for the rest of the country, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday said.

But when that review will be formally launched remains unclear. 

Hochul on Tuesday in New York City once again said requests for proposals, known as RFPs, will go out soon to contract with an outside, independent entity to review the state's pandemic-related policies. Hochul has been pledging to launch a review since the spring, though no formal process has started. 

"I want there to be a blueprint I can leave to future governors and be available to the rest of the nation on the best practices — what decisions were made regaridng schools, regarding businesses, regarding nursing homes," she said. 

The governor has previously said the review would consider a range of policies on how the state handled the pandemic, including issues facing businesses, schools and nursing homes as well as long-term care facilities. 

"There are a very large number of questions that I have," Hochul said. "I'm excited about announcing this and it will be very, very soon." 

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Lee Zeldin on Monday criticized Hochul for not yet launching the review, and vowed to begin one if he is elected.