Governor Andrew Cuomo says that New York is “on track” to begin phase 2 of reopening the economy.
NYDN reports NY’s COVID-19 death tolls and positive test rates dropped to record lows. Cuomo reported 17 New Yorker’s died from the Coronavirus on Tuesday, June 16, and that’s the lowest death toll since the outbreak hit the city back in March. Also, “less than 1% of nearly 60,000 COVID-19 tests performed across the state Tuesday came back positive, signaling the virus is on the retreat,” the report says.
Cuomo also announced,
“The numbers are good, so New York is on track to enter phase two on Monday. We did it … We are stronger for it, I believe that. We’re stronger as a community.”
Phase two will allow restaurants to reopen with outdoor service at 50% capacity. Patrons must maintain six feet of social distancing. Indoor service isn’t allowed.
In addition to restaurants, hair salons and barbershops will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity, with the caveat that customers and staff must wear face masks at all times.
Other businesses that are allowed to resume operations with limited capacity in phase two include real estate companies, most offices, and car dealerships, among others.
Aside from restaurants, hair salons and barbershops can reopen with 50% capacity. Customers and staff must wear masks at all times. In addition, real estate companies, some offices, and dealerships!
Are you ready for phase two?