Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Outdoor dining resumes Thursday in Western New York and six other regions already cleared for phase two reopening. Erie County also got the green light to resume elective surgeries.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City buses and subways will look different when the city begins reopening next week, with hand sanitizer in stations and social distancing markers in place.
“I want to see that everywhere you go, whether it is in a subway station, on the platform or on the train or on a bus, there are markings telling you exactly where to be,” de Blasio said at his daily briefing Wednesday.
Ridership on subways and buses is expected to increase when the city enters the first phase of the reopening process Monday, and transit officials say they are taking steps to prevent a flareup of the virus.
Officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said in a letter to de Blasio's administration Tuesday that they’re asking employers to stagger shifts and continue to allow for remote work.
The closure of the subway system between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. for disinfecting will continue when the reopening starts.