Hundreds of thousands of employees are expected to return to work in New York City on Monday as the city moves into its first phase of reopening after nearly three months of restrictions and closures. Shops can partially reopen for curbside pickup, though most of the resumed economic activity will be in construction and manufacturing. New York City was at one point the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S.
The U.S. continues to struggle to bring down the national rate of infection. The virus continues to infect about 20,000 new people in the U.S. everyday and the epidemic is