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New York City is slowly reopening, giving New Yorkers some hope that we'll return to some version of normal soon.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has outlined the state's four-phase reopening plan, "NY Forward," which requires regions to meet seven health-related benchmarks to begin.
Thankfully, the city has met these criteria in order to restart — it reduced the rate of new hospitalizations to at least two per 100,000 residents a day, or about 170 a day in the city; reduced the hospital-bed vacancy rate; reduced the intensive-care bed vacancy rate; and have at least 30 working tracers per 100,000 residents among other improvements.
So while we wait for our beloved city to fully reopen, here's what you need to know.