Mayor: Social distancing will be enforced this Memorial Day weekend

Mayor Bill de Blasio stressed the importance of social distancing this Memorial Day weekend.

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2020, 12:55 PM

Updated 1,462 days ago

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Mayor: Social distancing will be enforced this Memorial Day weekend
Mayor Bill de Blasio stressed the importance of social distancing this Memorial Day weekend.
The city will have 2,300 social distancing ambassadors to educate and distribute face coverings to New Yorkers in 230 parks this Memorial Day weekend.
The mayor says the social distancing ambassadors will be handing out face coverings to anyone without it. Also, 50 vehicles will be making amplified announcements to promote safe social distancing practices.
He says there has been 6 million face coverings delivered to date, with the initial goal of 7.5 million. The city is prepared to distribute 5 million more, free of charge, for a total of 12.5 million.
New York City beaches will remain closed for swimming, but are open for walking and sitting. The mayor says there will be a 30% increase in NYPD beach detail.
Mayor de Blasio says New Yorker should follow restaurant and bar takeout standards. He says posters for the “Take Out Don’t Hang Out” campaign will be posted around the city this weekend. He says residents are encouraged to support local businesses, but should not be congregating outside them. Proper social distancing guidelines should be upheld at all times.
An additional 13 miles of Open Streets will open in New York City Saturday, bringing the total of Open Streets to 45 miles.
 


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