Mayor Bill de Blasio mentioned on Monday night time that he doesn’t anticipate New York Metropolis totally reopening till September regardless of declining hospitalization charges and deaths.
The town is on lockdown along with the rest of the state till May 15 at the very least, after which level is should meet seven requirements set out by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier than it might reopen.
New York Metropolis presently meets three of the 4 standards; it’s lacking in free hospital beds and doesn’t but have the a lot of contact tracers – individuals to track down everybody who has come into contact with new coronavirus cases – that Cuomo is insisting on hiring earlier than it might reopen.
None are thought to have been employed but and a pair of,520 are waited to meet Cuomo’s requirement.
Nobody from the mayor’s workplace nor the governor’s workplace would offer numbers for how many had been employed to this point.
Then, town can begin to reopen in phases, with eating places and leisure providers among the many final industries to return again to life.
In an interview on Monday night time with Inside Metropolis Hall, De Blasio mentioned that whereas there will likely be a softening of restrictions between now and September, he thinks it’s a ‘safe bet’ for a ‘fuller reopening’.