New York City, which one year ago was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, will “fully reopen” for business on July 1, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. The announcement marks a stirring rebound for a city that lost more than 10,000 people in just the first month of the pandemic.
“We are ready for stores to open, for businesses to open,” de Blasio said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Offices and theaters, he said, would be able to operate at “full strength.”
City officials are confident that they can get life back to the normal level it was before the pandemic, De Blasio said.