NY allows bigger social, religious gatherings in phase four of reopening

NY allows bigger social, religious gatherings in phase four of reopening

That said, all these businesses are required to comply with the state's safety guidelines, which include maintaining social distancing and wearing face coverings.

"The Covid-19 pandemic isn't over, and as we reopen NY safely and incrementally, the state government will continue to provide timely information so that New Yorkers can make educated decisions for themselves and their families", the governor said. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is extending remote working at least until the as-yet-undetermined date for city's next reopening phase.

At Ben Abrams Playground in the Bronx, the Phase 2 reopening didn't bring large crowds. "It feels really nice the fact that I can sit and have a coffee", said Arden Katine, 34, a teacher who lives nearby.

Its provisions also allow restaurants, including food trucks, to serve food outdoors under certain restrictions while hair salons and barbershops can reopen at maximum 50 percent capacity.

Young competitive swimmers, locked out of any pool since the onset of the pandemic, got back into the water early on Monday at the Dolphin Swim and Athletic Club in Vineland, New Jersey. "It looks different but everyone is adjusting because they want to be out".

Though New Yorkers are beginning to settle into the "new normal, ' Cuomo cautioned that it's important to continue reopening meticulously, otherwise New York faces the same pitfalls as other states that opened up and nearly immediately saw a spike in cases". What else is allowed to open in New York City? Hospitalizations peaked at more than 18,000 over multiple days in April.

The amount of new cases rose by way of a record the other day in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, together home to of a third of the USA citizenry. Alabama, Georgia, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah and Wyoming also experienced record spikes.

Seeking a second White House term in a November 3 election, President Donald Trump travels to Arizona today for a Phoenix youth gathering.

Trump defended his response to COVID-19, saying more testing had led to pinpointing more cases, seemingly to his chagrin. "I get that", said Michaels, 30, but there could be "a high price to pay".

"I'm dying to go out, but people's health is more important", said Gonzalez, 27. The Democratic mayor said he and wife Chirlane McCray planned to mark the occasion by dining out.

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