Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces NYC Will Full Open July 1 with 6.3 Million Vaccine Doses Administered

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New Independence Day in New York! NYC will reopen FULLY on July 1, including theaters, stores and businesses as 6.3 million doses of vaccine are delivered, de Blasio announces.

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City will reopen in full on July 1
  • To date, 6.3 million vaccinations have been administered in New York City and approximately 36% of the city’s adult population has been fully vaccinated
  • de Blasio did not specify whether mask mandates will remain in effect
  • On Wednesday, Cuomo announced that the state would lift COVID-19-related restrictions affecting the state’s bars and restaurants
  • This would be the first time that New York City would be fully reopened since closing in March 2020 after becoming the epicenter of the pandemic

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City will “ fully reopen ” on July 1, confidently proclaiming “ this will be New York City’s summer. ”

On Thursday, de Blasio said the city will be running at full capacity from July 1 during a performance on Morning Joe’s morning show.

According to de Blasio, the city is ready to reopen due to ‘extraordinary’ vaccination coverage.

“The data and science are saying aloud, it’s time to come back,” he said. “What we see is that an extraordinary number of people have been vaccinated.”

To date, more than 6.3 million vaccinations have been administered in New York City, and about 36% of the city’s adult population has been fully vaccinated.

“I think people will flock to New York City because they want to live again,” he said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City will be 'fully reopened' on July 1 due to 'extraordinary' vaccination coverage

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City will be ‘fully reopened’ on July 1 due to ‘extraordinary’ vaccination coverage

De Blasio's announcement comes a day after New York lawmakers lifted Governor Andrew Cuomo's pandemic-era rule that customers must order food when buying alcohol in bars.

De Blasio’s announcement comes a day after New York lawmakers lifted Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pandemic-era rule that customers must order food when buying alcohol in bars.

On Wednesday, Cuomo announced that the state would lift COVID-19-related restrictions affecting the state's bars and restaurants

On Wednesday, Cuomo announced that the state would lift COVID-19-related restrictions affecting the state’s bars and restaurants

The reopening of the city would eventually be decided by the state and governor Cuomo.

“The state and federal government always have a say,” de Blasio told MSNBC. “But as the mayor of New York City, we’re ready to come back and come back strong.”

de Blasio did not specify whether mask mandates will remain in effect, currently New York State has enforced its mask requirements – which apply when individuals are in public and within six feet of anyone outside of their immediate social circle.

The announcement comes a day later New York lawmakers Lifted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pandemic rule that customers must order food when buying alcohol in bars.

On Wednesday, Cuomo announced that the state would lift COVID-19-related restrictions affecting the state’s bars and restaurants.

The current midnight closing time for outdoor dining options at bars and restaurants will now end on May 17, followed by indoor curfews on May 31, he announced.

Customers will also be able to sit in bars in New York City starting May 3.

City and state governments have begun announcing plans to reopen as positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths have all declined as more New Yorkers continue to get vaccinated and warm weather pulls people out, the New York Times reported.

The latest citywide figures reported by NYC Health show a decrease in the number of daily positive cases with a seven-day average of 1,703 as of April 25

The latest citywide figures reported by NYC Health show a decrease in the number of daily positive cases with a seven-day average of 1,703 as of April 25

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Tuesday that fully vaccinated Americans can go outside maskless, except when attending busy events such as a concert, parade, or baseball game.

The CDC said transmission of coronavirus outdoors is extremely rare, accounting for less than 10 percent of cases.

Those risks are mainly related to busy events that can turn into super-spreader events, or people who were close together, the CDC said.

This would be the first time that New York City would be fully reopened since it first closed in March 2020, after becoming the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic.

From March to June 2020, according to one Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report.

New York City has registered a total of 923,953 cases with a total of 32,461 deaths.

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