New York City, once the nation’s viral epicenter, is poised to enter the third and penultimate phase of reopening on July 6, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday.
Restaurants and bars will welcome patrons to dine inside for the first time in four months, albeit at 50% capacity; public basketball and tennis courts will reopen; and New Yorkers will be able to get massaged, tweezed and waxed once again as part of Phase 3.
De Blasio kept his Phase 3 announcement brief and is expected to provide more guidance on Friday. He didn’t say how many workers could return to the job in the next phase, but told businesses “to get ready.”
As many as…