“Downstate New York is going to be more complicated,” he said. “You can’t do anything in New York City that you don’t do in Suffolk, you don’t do in Nassau, you don’t do in Westchester.”
Bill de Blasio said in his Sunday comments that working groups will start meeting in days to plan the reopening. The pandemic has highlighted the “many things that are broken in our city and in our country,” he added. “We don’t just need a recovery, we need a transformation.”
The mayor declined to estimate a timeline for fully reopening New York City.