New York quickly rebounding from COVID-19: What you need to know
New York is recovering from COIVD-19 quickly after more than a year of devastation it suffered. This week marks a major milestone in that progress as major decisions come into effect.
Mayor Andrew Cuomo aims to open the city fully by July 1st and he said that it's possible to open even earlier. The only concern that health officials have is the huge fall-off in the vaccination in the parts of the US.
The Subway System in the city will start operating 24x7 starting this week.
More than 54% of the US population have received at least one dose of the vaccine. In New York, more than 3.2 million people have been fully vaccinated. Starting this week they are allowed to go massless except in hospitals, subways, and a few other places.
New York has also lifted the capacity limits on restaurants and workplaces this week. However, the distancing requirements are still in place.
As of May 19th, the city reported a 7-day average case number to be 629, a huge drop from last month. The state government credits the vaccination efforts for this achievement.
The office community in New York, however, expects the return to office process to be slow. They expect things to go back to normal around fall.
More than 70,000 people left the city in 2020. Now things going back to normal it will be interesting to see how many people come back.