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De Blasio announces 80,000 New York City employees will return to their offices on May 3 – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Major Bill de Blasio says it is another step in the path of recovery in New York.

He intends to start bearing thousands of city workers returned to their offices in the May.

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While some people rejoice with the news, others are concerned.

As Andrea Grymes of CBS2 reports, it’s another part of Manhattan that was once a bustling, pre-pandemic place. But workers like Michael Glynn say the area around City Hall is starting to get back to normal.


“Over the past few weeks, you have seen more and more people coming. Clearly traffic is back and I think people are returning to their offices, ”Glynn said.

Even more is expected to return on May 3. De Blasio said that’s when he plans to start bringing about 80,000 New York City office workers back to their offices, as at David Dinkins City Building. That includes people like IT staff and policy analysts who have worked remotely.

“It’s another big step on the road to a complete restoration of New York City and I can feel it coming. You see more and more evidence every day, ”de Blasio said.

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The mayor said:

  • There is no need for COVID vaccine
  • But the mask will be, if the worker cannot be kept away from society
  • He promises better ventilation and other protocols
  • Confusing scheduling

For businesses close to City Hall like food trucks, which are having a hard time with no traffic, the news cannot come anytime soon.

“No business, nothing. A big deal, ”said a food truck operator.

However, the city’s largest civil servant union is still worried.


“We think we need to increase vaccination rates for city workers returning to work. We need to provide them with the appropriate protective equipment. We need to make sure facilities are clean, ”said Henry Garrido, executive director of the 37th District Council.

The mayor says they will work with employees who have an interest. At this time, there is no estimated date when these office workers will return to the office full-time, the city hall said.

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A recent survey in the private sector found that 45% of office workers will return to Manhattan in September.



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