“We’ve got to make sure that business owners can keep their workplaces safe, that they can get their businesses going. We need to make sure that the people who work there are safe, that they can get their livelihoods back but always in a way that’s safe of healthy,” de Blasio said. “And the city of New York is going to be right there, side by side with each and every business owner helping them to make that strong restart.
Face coverings will be a requirement for businesses and customers when the city begins reopening. The city will distribute two million face coverings to start to all businesses who need them, the mayor said.
“You need ’em, we’ll come to you. We’ll deliver them. We’ll make sure you have them,” de Blasio said.
New York City will also be launching a worker protection hotline and will have outreach to working people to make sure they are being treated correctly, de Blasio said.
The mayor said New York City will start adding non-profit workers to a list of people on a priority list to get COVID-19 testing.
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