Mayor Bill de Blasio is confirming New York City will enter phase two of reopening Monday With solid coronavirus data continuing to remain consistent. Mayor de Blasio says up to 300 thousand people will come back to work for phase two.
“Phase Two is the single biggest of all the phases. And it includes everyone who works in offices, retail and now in store retail.”
It also includes outdoor dining. The mayor is laying out plan for restaurants to do or expand that onto the sidewalks, patios and starting in July the streets. Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg says that means the loss of thousands of parking spots.
“This is a great trade off to help our restaurant business get up and going.”
The Mayor is also allowing playgrounds to reopen Monday but team sports are still banned.