NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — First he closed the colleges and now Mayor Bill de Blasio says he expects additional restrictions to hit town by the primary week in December.
Indoor eating, gyms and many different small companies must shut till the coronavirus an infection charge dies down, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Friday.
In fact, Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have the final phrase earlier than a shutdown is enacted, however Mayor de Blasio now says metropolis residents ought to get able to make do with out lots of the issues they’ve gotten used to over the previous couple of months.
Beneath the state metrics, all or elements of New York Metropolis would enter an Orange Zone if:
- It has a seven day positivity charge above 3% for 10 consecutive days.
- And has 10 or extra new every day circumstances per 100,000 residents on a seven day rolling common.
The town’s positivity charge was 3.02%. If that holds, town might grow to be designated an Orange Zone as quickly as Nov. 30.
“That may occur quickly after Thanksgiving, in all probability the primary week of December,” de Blasio stated.
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It might imply an finish to indoor eating. Takeout and supply would nonetheless be allowed. Out of doors eating can be allowed with a restrict of 4 individuals per desk till 10 p.m.
Gyms, hair salons and different nonessential companies should closed.
Personal gatherings can be restricted to 10 individuals max. Homes of worship can be restricted to 25 individuals max.
“One thing’s occurring right here we have now to handle, and the one means we will handle it’s by placing restrictions in place,” the mayor stated.
Steve and Siobhan Dannacker have been having yet another date evening inside a restaurant Friday evening, simply in case it’s their final likelihood for the 12 months.
“I anticipate it’s gonna shut down, I feel in all probability in one other week or so,” Steve Dannacker instructed CBS2’s Ali Bauman.
The New York Hospitality Alliance, which represents 2,500 of town’s 24,000 eating places predicted additional injury to an trade already on life assist. Greater than 150,000 restaurant staff are nonetheless out of labor and 90,000 might discover themselves laid off once more.
“We have to shut down eating places as an absolute final resort, and if some locations should be closed, it must be carried out surgically. Not simply blanket shutting down each single restaurant. Particularly when you’re not going to be compensating these small enterprise homeowners,” stated Andrew Rigie, government director of the New York Metropolis Hospitality Alliance
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Enterprise leaders declare there’s no proof of individuals getting sick from indoor eating, going to gyms or hair salons.
“It was devastating the primary time. I feel this one would be the icing on the cake, as a result of the chance that, if we’re closed for a very long time, I don’t know what number of eating places will come again,” stated Fanis Tsiamtsiouris, who owns Metro Diner.
“There’s loads of mom-and-pop gyms which might be not, are not in existence, and I’d anticipate that if there was one other closure, you’re in all probability going to see increasingly more of that,” stated James Innocenti, COO of Planet Health.
In the meantime, some companies are shutting down even earlier than mandates come down.
The Union Sq. Cafe is proactively halting its indoor and out of doors eating. The supervisor instructed CBS2 as a result of they anticipate indoor eating will probably be shut down quickly and outdoors, it’s getting chilly.
Late Friday afternoon, Gov. Cuomo stated, by his calculations, New York Metropolis had a positivity charge of two.5%, and urged it’s potential solely elements of town could possibly be declared an Orange Zone. Some areas might get a reprieve based mostly on micro-clusters.
“I feel that accountability helps. I feel the concentrating on of the restrictions to a locality means there’s much less financial disruption,” Cuomo stated.
The mayor admits contact tracers are usually not seeing main issues popping out of companies proper now however insists tight restrictions are the one option to flip round this sort of surge.