24-hour subway service returning to city that never sleeps

Clay Curtis
May 4, 2021

24/7 subway service will be restored in NYC as of May 17. The governor says if all individuals present proof of full vaccination or a recent a negative COVID-19 test, gatherings may occur in excess of the 6-foot rule.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy explained Monday that after his state duly lifts restrictions on May 19 "Restaurants will be allowed to operate at whatever capacity allows them to continue to ensure a minimum six-foot distance between groups". On April 28, Governor Cuomo announced that the food and beverage service, and catered event, curfews would end this month.

New York State is in ongoing talks with Broadway as far as how to handle the next steps.

Some restrictions remain in places, such as for stadiums, but the three states are working on a protocol to end those restrictions, Cuomo said. On May 19, the capacity at large outdoor stadiums will expand to 33 percent. Exceptions can be made at venues where people will have shown proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, he said. The Governor also announced that hair salons, barber shops and other personal care services will expand to 75 percent capacity beginning May 7.

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There has also been a sharp increase in the number of infected arrivals into Australia, notably from India. We do have obligations though to make sure that we can support Australians to come back home, " she said.

Cuomo, as he often has over the past year, cited the state's data-driven approach to reopening. Although this is a sharp reduction from the winter surge, which peaked at 10,045 in early January, it's still higher than the averages reported during the lull in cases last summer and fall, when around 1,500 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 at any given time.

Almost 35 percent of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated, including 32 percent of city residents.

None of this was lost on Faulkner, who was quite astonished when she aired Cuomo's latest comments for a segment on Outnumbered.

Most public gathering places - gyms, theaters, retail stores, restaurants, museums, etc. - will be able to admit as many people inside as they could legally allow before the COVID-19 pandemic. "Over these next few weeks, I encourage all remaining eligible New Jerseyans to get vaccinated so we can continue fighting back against this virus and move toward a "new normal" for ourselves, our neighbors, and our loved ones".

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