Monday, July 6, 2020
[Updated] Phase 3 begins today
[The TSP dog run in April via Stacie Joy]
Gov. Cuomo cleared NYC to enter Phase 3 of the state's four-phase reopening plan today.
Under this phase, personal care services — including nail and tanning salons, spas, massage parlors and tattoo shops — can open with COVID-19 safeguards in place. (Note: State regulations prohibit any service that requires a customer to remove a face mask, so no tongue piercings or facials.)
In addition, the Tompkins Square Park dog run is expected to reopen today after nearly three months ... and the hoops are said to be returning to the basketball courts — here and elsewhere in the city. However, any kind of organized team sports and group play are off-limits, as they remain high-risk activities.
NOT part of Phase 3: Indoor dining, which has been postponed indefinitely given the rise in COVID-19 cases in other states. This story was well-covered last week at Eater ... Gothamist and Grub Street.
Updated 9 a.m.
The Tompkins Square Park dog run is confirmed open... (thanks Steven!)