New York City Will Reopen 100% On July 1, Mayor Bill De Blasio Says

New York City will fully reopen starting July 1, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. “We are ready for stores to open, for businesses to open, offices, theaters, full strength,” de Blasio said in announcing the date on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” It’s the first time the city will be fully reopened in more than a year. The first shutdown began March 2020 when the city became the U.S. epicenter in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. Restaurants, gyms, shops, hair salons, and arenas will open at full capacity. Smaller theaters could reopen over the summer and Broadway is on track for opening by September. Schools will be back at “full strength” in the fall. Read more at CNBC.