Good news for New York City….
Will people who work their get on mass transit to come to work?
Home nay drive?
How many won’t be come back?
New York City is on track to start reopening from the coronavirus shutdown on June 8, as the state and city jointly push to target areas where infections are high and to build the stockpile needed in case of a resurgence, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday.
Cuomo again repeated his calls for the population of the city and the rest of the state to help make that happen by taking measures to prevent exposure and spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“Those simple devices, wearing a mask, hand sanitizer, they make all the difference,” Cuomo said. “How can it be that simple? Because sometimes it’s that simple. The doing it’s what’s hard. Getting 19 million people to do it, that’s what’s hard.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who joined Cuomo’s daily briefing via videoconference, hailed the collaboration between the city and the state for making progress so far, as the two Democrats who have often had a contentious relationship exchanged niceties.
“We are excited to get to the point of a restart for New York City,” de Blasio said, adding that this was the result of “the collaboration between you and me” and governmental agencies from the city and state.
Five other regions upstate are set to enter a second phase of reopening, Cuomo said.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he expects in the short term that more commuters than usual would drive to work instead of relying on mass transit after the coronavirus crisis caused many train and bus riders to stay away.
Asked his advice for those without a car, he said: “I really want to push back on the notion that we can solve everything all the time.”
“I think New Yorkers are very resourceful. They also find their own ways to get things done,” he said, adding: “People have to improvise, and I believe they will.”
He also said that even once the city begins to reopen, restrictions could be reimposed if indicators suggest the COVID-19 virus is back on the upswing….