NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says that his city will strictly enforce coronavirus guidelines at restaurants, salons and other businesses where owners have reopened in defiance of the statewide shutdown, SILive.com reports.
“Anybody who reopens in defiance with state and city orders, of course we’re going to enforce,” de Blasio said Wednesday at his daily press conference. “If we have to, we’ll (issue) summonses, and if we have to, we’ll get a commissioner’s order and the place will not be allowed to be open in any way, shape or form.”
Phase one of the city’s reopening plan will go into effect either the first or second week in June, assuming the city’s health indicators hold, and would include construction, manufacturing, whole sale and limited retail.
Meanwhile, a coalition of nearly 300 small businesses across the city called Reopen New York have chosen to ignore city and state guidelines. “I would urge everyone to look at the facts,” de Blasio said. “This city has beat back this disease… but we are far from done.” Read more at SILive.com.