Mayor postpones indoor dining in NYC as COVID-19 cases spike in other parts of the US

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will be postponing its plan for indoor dining in phase three and will instead expand outdoor dining.

News 12 Staff

Jul 1, 2020, 1:06 PM

Updated 1,423 days ago

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Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will be postponing its plan for indoor dining in phase three and will instead expand outdoor dining.
The mayor says the decision has come as other parts of the country have recently seen an increase in COVID-19 cases after reopening.
He says the city will continue to work with restaurants on outdoor dining.
Beaches also reopen today with swimming allowed while lifeguards are on duty. They mayor says NYC will also open some outdoor public pools.
He says 15 outdoor pools will open across the city. Of those, three will open July 24, and 12 more will open on Aug. 1.
He says social distancing and face coverings will be mandatory while at the pools. He says face coverings do not need to be worn in the water. Also, large gatherings will not be allowed.
The city will also continue to invest in the youth. The mayor says 35,000 will participate in the SYEP Summer Bridge program for career readiness and learning activities.
There are also 81,000 slots for summer camp, and 2,000 school-year jobs for high need youth with the Work, Learn, Grow program.
The mayor says 500 jobs will be available for community-based organizations that promote social distancing and test and trace outreach.
He says a $115 million reallocation for youth services will reach 115,000 young people this summer.
 


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