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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he requested the complete removal of COVID-19 restrictions and would reopen the popular destination to travel starting on July 1.
According to the New York Post, De Blasio said the reopening would include full capacity for restaurants, bars, stores, small businesses, hair salons, gyms, arenas, stadiums, music halls, museums, theaters and more.
“Our plan is to fully reopen New York City on July 1. We are ready for stores to open, for businesses to open, offices, theaters, full strength,” De Blasio said. “We have poured over the science and the data. This is going to be the summer of New York City. You’re going to see amazing activities, cultural activities coming back. I think people are going to flock to New York City because they want to live again.
I think the best way to proceed here is to set out the city’s vision. We’re going to work with the federal government, we’re going to work with the state government, but it’s quite clear it’s time to set a goal and move on that goal.”Mayor Bill De Blasio
Mayor DeBlasio provided no details regarding which guidelines would remain in place or how the reopening would roll out. He also admitted that he has not spoken to New York Governor Cuomo regarding the reopening of New York City.
He did mention that indoor mask mandates would remain in effect for the foreseeable future.
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