NYC Readies For First Phase Of Reopening On Monday

The New York Daily News reports:

Construction projects getting going again are destined to be the most obvious sign that the city is approaching a semblance of normalcy as the coronavirus pandemic wanes. Mayor de Blasio estimated Friday that work will restart at roughly 32,000 shuttered construction sites this week.

Office jobs, hair salons, gyms, and restaurants, which will offer outdoor dining, can’t open in the city until the second phase of the state plan, which is likely to happen by July.

De Blasio believes between 300,000 and 400,000 New Yorkers will get back to work this week. Retailers must also keep occupancy under 50%, keep employees six feet away from each other and provide protective gear to workers.