The Big Apple will enter Phase One of reopening Monday amid the
coronavirus — with retail shops set to start curbside or in-store pickup
service as construction and manufacturing rev up again.
“It’s a big day for New York City,’’ Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday,
adding that the Apple “has met all the [health] metrics,’’ including the
one involving its number of new infections, which dropped to 781 cases,
or around 1 percent of those tested, Saturday — the lowest rate since
The city’s subways should be at 95 percent of their pre-pandemic service by Monday to help get people around, officials have said. Masks are required and will be handed out to straphangers as needed, although ridership is expected to be no more than 15 percent of its usual level.
New York City is the final region in the state to go to Phase One.
In addition to retail curbside service and in-store pickups and
drop-offs, construction is allowed to resume, as is manufacturing,
wholesale trade and agriculture work under the state guidelines.
Retail-industry groups have predicted a trickling of city businesses
starting up again Monday, as they begin to maneuver the new normal of
social distancing and heightened health concerns amid the deadly
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that he is still “cautious’’ about
moving into Phase Two, which would allow many workers to return to their
offices, restaurants and bars to offer outdoor seated service, retail shops to operate in-store business and other places such as hair salons to reopen, although at 50 percent capacity.
While Phase Two could occur as soon as two weeks from Monday, or June
22, under state guidelines, Hizzoner repeated that he wasn’t ready to
commit to that date, instead saying, “Think about the beginning of July
as the target.
“I want to keep expectations low on that,” he said of Phase Two.
“We are not like other regions of the state. We were the epicenter, and we remain the epicenter,” the mayor said.
Get this fucking straight; The only reason de Blasio killed his dumbass curfew is because the city is reopening tomorrow.
And as this article shows, the city isn't fucking ready at all.
And get this also straight; because de Blasio's daughter got arrested protesting against the NYPD, he decided to ground the whole city for a week.