New York City beaches will be reopen for swimming starting on July 1, Mayor Bill de Blasio officially announced today,
Social distancing and face coverings, when social distancing is unavailable, will still be required on the beach.
Patrons will need to refrain from group activities. Beach chairs and blankets must be 10 feet apart. He noted lifeguards are being trained in preparation for the opening.
“It will be a great day for NYC, another part of our comeback to have our beaches up again," the mayor said.
The city's latest figures: The daily Covid-19 indicators of the city are all under desired thresholds, de Blasio said.
The daily number of people admitted to hospitals for Covid-19 is at 75, under the 200 threshold. The number is up but not a “huge amount,” he noted.
The daily number of people at health and hospitals ICU’s is at 315, under the 375 threshold.
The percent of people who tested positive for Covid-19 which is at 2% under the 15% threshold.
A “good number” and “consistent for a while now,” he adds.