Here’s a look at how far we’ve come.
I find it helpful to take a few minutes and look back at what has happened so far. I’ll update this overview every week or so.
Some big ticket items in news as of May 17th, 2020:
Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a phased reopening of New York state. As the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, New York City will probably be the last of the last in all phases to reopen fully.
More than 40 states are going to be relaxing restrictions by the weekend of May 8-10th, but none of them meet the White House guidelines for “Opening Up America Again.”
Testing for the coronavirus and antibodies is becoming more widely available as Cuomo partnered the state with CVS and De Blasio partnered NYC with CityMD. It’s still not enough to test everyone, but is a start to get people with symptoms tested. The antibody test is still not a great one though. With a 35% false positive rate, according to my nurse friend who’s awaiting her results, the antibody test is still sort of moot.
As of May 14th, 2020 – NYC is opening up more streets to pedestrians and cyclists and the goal is to have 100 new miles of them. We’ll be seeing more new bike lanes as well.