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New York City On Track to Reopen June 8: Cuomo

May 29, 2020 By Allie Griffin

New York City is on track to reopen in about two weeks, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today.

The city will begin reopening June 8, Cuomo said at his daily coronavirus briefing, where he was joined by the mayor via a live video feed.

“We are on track to open on June 8, which is one week from Monday,” Cuomo said.

New York City will enter into phase one of reopening, which includes opening construction, agriculture, hunting, manufacturing and wholesale trade industries.

Retail stores are also allowed to reopen for curbside or in-store pickup only under phase one. The stores are not open for browsing.

“Remember that reopening does not mean we’re going back to the way things were… It’s going to be different,” Cuomo said. “It’s reopening to a new normal. It’s a safer normal.”

The governor said New Yorkers should continue to wear masks and keep six feet from one another even as the city moves into reopening.

Phase one will bring about 400,000 employees back to work in New York City, Cuomo said.

“We are excited to get to the point of a restart for New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Five regions in the state will also begin moving into phase two of reopening, the governor announced today.

Phase two industry reopenings include office-based jobs, real estate services and retail, including hair salons and barbershops — which will be opened with limited services. Office buildings will also have reduced capacities in phase two.

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#cuomoshaircut

Cuomo killed granny and now he lectures us on racism #whataguy
Why didn’t the rioters get ticketed for not being socially distant ? Mmmmm let me think about that one

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Nancy Pelosi's plastic surgeon

The crisis can’t be allowed to end. Governor Meatballs does not want to give up his media spotlight yet. Or ever.

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F.H.

As things are going on, NY would open with a curfew.

Can we rely on MTA after June 8th? Or we’ll have a fare rise because our leaders are incompetent?

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Roberto

It opened up on Friday with rioting with trust fund babies trying to be down with the cause.

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It was actually related to the murder caught on tape

Don’t read the new much huh?

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Dawn

What’s the deal with no one working and all food and goods prices going up at the super markets. Its ridiculous that we have to resort to unhealthy cheaper food options and food banks while the essential healthcare workers who make the most money out of them get free gourmet meals, free vacations, and demand pay raises while the rest of us pay rent and wait for city crumbs to feed ourselves and family. People needed an excuse to loot and they got one. People are going hungry and getting sick by avoiding and postponing treatment for illness not related to the virus. NYC is such a sad place right now.

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Caroline

I see a second wave coming during summer or Fall. There are too many ignorant people in new york city who refuse to wear masks and do not social distance. Especially the “poor” areas from boroughs in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. It’s not nice to point this out but it’s true. I am glad I have a second home in Conn.

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TT

Hate to break the news to you Gov. Cuomo but people including “protesters” have already opened up. Yes, they are outside in groups and they are opening up businesses without anyone’s permission. My friend just got a haircut and did her nails at someones place. Bars and restaurants have out door chair/bench seating for customers. The lady upstairs has piratically started a food catering business in her own kitchen. The other one babysits like 10 kids at a time. People are getting rid of masks. Basically if you are in certain neighborhood and know how things work by being familiar with the locals you get in.

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Does that have anything to do with this story?

Neat. New York City will enter into phase one of reopening soon. Do you have any relevant to say?

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Janice

Keep us real New Yorkers alive! Don’t destroy our city, state and entire statistical area! We all know all those transplants are on their way back after they fled when things got tough around here.

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Wendy

Sure lets leave the protesters and rioters alone and lets focus on cracking down on gatherings among friends and family at parks and sidewalks. Rioting is not the same as protesting.

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Gia

With all the protests in the city over what happened in Central Park with the dog off leash and the incident in Minneapolis its good that the city open up as soon possible so that people have something to do and go back to work.

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I agree, why wold you protest a cop plainly murdering someone on video without consequence

Toughen up ya snowflakes! Or get a job or whatever one you went with this time.

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