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‘Just a Matter of Time,’ de Blasio Says of Limiting Indoor Activity
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York warned of further restrictions on indoor activity as the city approaches the Orange Zone.
I want to say at the outset to all the families, to all the parents, to all the kids, that it’s a tough day. It was a tough decision yesterday. It was not something anyone could possibly be happy about. And I do want to say how much I feel and understand the frustration of parents that they want — so many of them want their kids to be in school. And that’s what I fought for in opening our schools back in September against all odds. We will bring our schools back. This is the most important point, we will bring our schools back, but we’re going have to reset the equation. Just a matter of time before indoor dining will close and other types of things — gyms, other things. Anyone who heard those words Orange Zone yesterday, the Orange Zone rules are clear, and New York City will before long be in that Orange Zone status. So for everyone who honestly might feel somehow a little better if they knew that indoor dining was going to be closed or gyms were going to be closed, I’m sorry to tell you that for the sake of those business owners and everyone who loves those gyms and loves indoor dining, it’s just a matter of time.
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