June 26, 2020
New York City is currently on track to move into phase three of the state’s phased reopening timeline as early as July 6, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. That will include indoor dining, albeit at 50% capacity, along with personal care services and outdoor activities including basketball courts and tennis courts.
At a news conference Thursday, de Blasio said the city would issue further guidance on Friday for businesses that will be able to resume operations. “But the good news is we’re on track, and it is such an important step forward that this city keeps moving,” he said.
On a statewide level, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped below 1,000 for the first time since March 18. He said that five upstate regions—Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier—would enter phase four of reopening on Friday.
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