New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told press Tuesday that the city could shut down nonessential businesses sometime after Christmas as COVID-19 cases surge dangerously in the city. The mayor noted that the state of New York would make the final call on a closure order. “I’ve been having this conversation repeatedly with the Governor. Our teams are talking,” de Blasio said, according to a transcript. He added that a shutdown would likely resemble that from the spring but would last a “matter of weeks” with help from “some good luck and hard work and with the vaccine starting to help us.” Read more at Retail Dive.