Mayor DeBlasio Plans to Reopen NYC by July 1

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Apr 29, 2021

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio said in a recent interview that he intends for the city to  reopen by July 1, Bloomberg reported.

"Our plan is to fully reopen New York City on July 1," he said. "We are ready. For stores to open, for businesses to open, offices, theaters, full strength. Because, look, what we're seeing is people have gotten vaccinated in extraordinary numbers, 6.3 million vaccinations in New York City to date." DeBl;asio acknowledged that there was still more work to be done, but he was confident that the number of vaccinations would only increase. He said that there is a lot of work going on at the grassroots level to increase the number even more.

But Bloomberg reported that the mayor's plan does have a few exceptions, namely schools and Broadway shows, which are set to reopen in September. Further, the decision on whether  to reopen ultimately depends on getting the go-ahead from Albany, so the mayor's plans are still somewhat up in the air. Nonetheless, he seemed confident that the city will go forward with reopening, saying that this will be the "summer of New York City."

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