The measure for retailers, which will also take place in the states of New Jersey and Connecticut, will take effect on May 19, while the transportation service will resume uninterrupted service two days earlier.
New York State, as well as its neighbors New Jersey and Connecticut, will lift capacity restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-May, as their vaccination campaigns continue to advance apace and cases and deaths decline.
The measure will take effect in all three states on May 17 and will affect restaurants, offices, retail stores, theaters, museums, hair salons, amusement parks, and gyms.
The announcement about New York was made by Governor Andrew Cuomo, who showed that the standards were part of a wider effort to promote economic activity. The president also indicated that the imposition of ending food and beverage service would be lifted. In New York City, the subway will run all day, May 17.
Businesses need to ensure that the social distance is maintained - six feet, about 1.8 meters, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
However, it will not be necessary for all individuals to prove that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have been tested negative. If restaurants expand partitions, this distance between tables will not have to be maintained.
According to the New York Vaccination Monitor, more than 9.2 million people, 46.5 million people in the state, have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while almost 7 million - 34.9 percent - have been thoroughly vaccinated.
For the City of New York, Cuomo's announcement advances by almost a month and a half the numerous allotments announced last week by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who on April 29 announced his intention to open the activity to 100% as of April 1 July 1.
We plan to fully open New York City on July 1. We open stores. Ready Business, Offices, Theater, with full force, the series is announced in an interview with MSNBC.
Despite the start of the recovery of sports activities and some entertainment, key attractions such as Broadway musicals are still not accessible in the city.
Last week, New York authorities declared the biggest tourism campaign in its history to promote the city's recovery. With a budget of tens of millions of dollars, the first phase will focus on local tourism as it normally represents more than half of the volume.
The catastrophic consequences of COVID-19 in New York's tourism sector in 2020 were evident to anyone passing through the city's landmarks, but this Wednesday, authorities suffered a defeat: 44 million Fewer tourists and $60,000 million less than in 2019.
The State Comptroller's Office said viewership fell 67 percent, from 66.6 million in 2019 to 22.3 million in 2020, and the sector's revenue fell close to 75 percent, down from 80 80.3 billion in 2019. Last year it was 20.2 billion. A report this Wednesday