After a 78-day lockdown, New York City enters phase one of reopening today, with some nonessential workers allowed to go back to work and retail stores allowed to reopen for pickup.
"This is a triumphant moment for New Yorkers who fought back against the disease," Mayor Bill de Blasio said today on CNN.
The mayor said there’s a sense of discipline and service in the city — a sense of "we’re all in it together and we have to get it right."
Here are the industries opening in phase one:
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
- Retail (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off)
- Wholesale trade
So what's not opening? Hair salons, offices and indoor seating at bars and restaurants remain off-limits until the next reopening phase. And Broadway shows, museums and large cultural gatherings are still far off.
The 78-day lockdown represents the longest in the country and comes weeks after other parts of the state hit the necessary criteria to reopen.