New York City restaurants are already starting to reopen as Gov Andrew Cuomo has raised indoor dining capacity while rising temperatures have enabled restaurants to seat more people outdoors. But New Yorkers eager to get back to "normal" will need to wait a few more months, as Mayor Bill de Blasio just confirmed during an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that the city will "fully reopen" on July 1.
That's the date when New Yorkers can expect all businesses to reopen at 100% capacity, the mayor said. The city's schools, which reopen part-time for in-person learning last month, will be back at "full strength" come the fall, de Blasio added. "We're ready to take the pathway to a full reopening".