New York City entered Phase 3 of reopening today which includes personal-care businesses. Indoor dining was pushed off to a future stage.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York City will enter Phase Three of reopening on Monday, but that indoor dining will not reopen there.
“New York City is a crowded, dense urban area and — until recently — was the global epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis,” Governor Cuomo said. “Out of an abundance of caution and after seeing other states’ experiences with indoor dining, we will wait to reopen it as the city moves to Phase Three.”
In the first two phases, reopening had been allowed for retail stores and offices. The self-care businesses allowed to reopen in the third phase must still limit the number of people allowed inside at 50% of capacity, and social distancing and mask wearing must be observed.
The NYC Parks Department will be reopening basketball, handball, tennis and volleyball courts. Group gatherings are now allowed with up to 25 participants, providing social distancing is kept to.