New York City’s Phase 1 Reopening Begins Today!

By Loulou Chryssides

Following months of a statewide shutdown, New York City starts Phase 1 of reopening today!

The reopening follows a steady decline in the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout the city. As of today, an estimated 400,000 New Yorkers are headed back to work.

Industries gearing up again include construction, manufacturing, and select retail (with curbside pick-up). Following today, the city has 3 additional phases before it can fully reopen to pre COVID-19 function.

Businesses reopening today are urged to provide hygiene stations and health checks daily for employees. Workers must wear masks and maintain proper social distancing protocols of 6 ft.

Best of luck to the businesses that are reopening today! For additional information on proper protocol on reopening business, please visit New York Forward.

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