New York Metro Area to Fully Reopen on May 19

‘Life Should Be Returning to Normal,’ Says Governor

By Paul Riegler on 3 May 2021
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New York City as seen from the air

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will allow most businesses to open at full capacity starting May 19, a milestone in the pandemic for a region that was at the center of the country’s earliest outbreaks.

The move was announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Restaurants, theaters, shops, museums, hair salons, barber shops, amusement parks, and fitness centers will be allowed to operate without capacity restrictions for the first time in over a year, albeit with a mandate to follow current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for social distancing and face coverings.

““Today is a milestone for New York State and a significant moment of transition,” the governor said at a news conference on Monday.

New York City subway service will also return to 24 hours, the governor said.

Offices and shops that require all individuals to have proof of full vaccination or a negative coronavirus test result won’t have to abide by the six-foot rule, and restaurants can erect barriers between tables in lieu of enforcing it.

Speaking to individuals who have been fully vaccinated, the governor said “life should be returning to normal.”

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