Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that New York City is on track to enter Phase 3 reopening which would allow for more easing of social distancing regulations as COVID-19 health metrics continue to drop.
Under Phase 3, restaurants will be allowed indoor dining on a limited capacity. Under the third phase, eateries will only be allowed inside dining at 50% capacity, with tables and people kept at 6 feet apart and everyone must wear masks inside.
Also allowed under phase 3 are personal care services like tattoo and massage parlors, spas, and nail salons. Beyond that not much else will open.
The Mayor also said that phase 3 will also allow the reopening of outdoor recreational areas like basketball, tennis, handball, and volleyball courts. Bocce courts will also reopen and even dog runs.
You can read the guidelines for these industries here which includes mandatory practices as well as best practices.
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