Earlier this week, Mr. Cuomo stated that subsequent month the state would elevate the capability limits on workplaces statewide to 75 p.c from 50 p.c, and on gyms exterior New York Metropolis to 50 p.c from 33 p.c. Final month he raised the most capability for indoor eating at eating places in New York Metropolis to 50 p.c, up from 35 p.c. Eating places within the the rest of the state are allowed to serve prospects at 75 p.c occupancy.
The mayor’s announcement was constructive information for the restaurant, bar and resort industries, although questions remained on how Mr. de Blasio deliberate to maneuver ahead.
“It’s wonderful and really welcome information for New York Metropolis, however we’d like all the main points of what absolutely reopen means,” stated Andrew Rigie, the chief director of the New York Metropolis Hospitality Alliance.
Mr. Rigie stated eating places and bars would want a timeline of what would come subsequent and which guidelines, like recording prospects’ temperatures, would stay in place. The restaurant and bar business nonetheless employs about 140,000 fewer folks in New York than earlier than the pandemic, he stated.
Even when a reopening is imminent, the resort business is years away from returning to normalcy, stated Vijay Dandapani, the president of the Lodge Affiliation of New York Metropolis. Many worldwide borders stay closed and corporations are nonetheless holding conferences and conferences over Zoom as an alternative of touring to motels.
“It’s a really constructive step, however you’ve nearly begun to crawl when there’s a great distance strolling and operating,” Mr. Dandapani stated.
Luis Ferré-Sadurní contributed reporting.