- The great Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade will be reinvented in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic
- Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York, was the one who reported that, for the first time in 90 years, the parade will not be held in the streets of the city
- “There are some things that we still cannot do,” de Blasio explained in reference to an event such as the parade in times of coronavirus
The great Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be reinvented in 2020 due to the pandemic by coronavirus.
Every year, the large chain of Macy’s stores sponsors a huge parade to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. However, the coronavirus pandemic will not allow large inflatables to walk down 34th Street in New York this year. Even so, the parade organizers found another way for the whole family to continue enjoying the traditional event, but this time in a version for television and online.
Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York, was the one who reported that, for the first time in 90 years, the parade will not take place on the streets of the city.
“There are some things that we still cannot do,” de Blasio explained in reference to the parade. “We still can’t have the kind of big meetings that are some of the high points this year that they would normally have. Parades and big community events, that kind of thing has yet to wait. We are looking forward to many of them will return in 2021, “he added.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2020 reinvents itself for the pandemic
De Blasio indicated that this new version of the parade can be seen on television and online, on Thursday, November 26, from 9 in the morning to noon on the NBC channel.
“The #MacysParade is a staple of New York City. For decades we have celebrated the holiday season with viewers from around the world, and this year will be no different! We are working closely with @Macys, we have planned a safe and creative event worthy of this Christmas tradition ”, he confirmed through Twitter.
“We saw what (Macy’s) did on July 4 with an incredible fireworks display… Even with all the challenges we faced, they found a way to do it in a way that would celebrate our country and our city, we gave hope but did it safely. They are going to do the same again with the Thanksgiving Parade, ”de Blasio said according to USA Today.
For its part, Macy’s reaffirmed that they will be able to “see the characteristic combination of the balloon parade of giant characters, floats, street performers, clowns and the harbinger of the Christmas season with the only Santa Claus.”
Cuomo: New York restaurants may open interior spaces from September 30
Restaurants in New York will be able to reopen their interior spaces as of September 30, but they must comply with some rules.
This Wednesday, Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, reported that restaurants can reopen their doors to offer meals in the interior spaces of the establishment.
This measure will be implemented as of September 30 and restaurants must comply with the maximum of 25 percent occupancy.
“On September 30th, indoor dining in New York can resume at 25% capacity. There will be strict restrictions, ”Cuomo wrote in his twitter account.
Restaurants must meet rules to open interior spaces
Among the measures that food establishments will have to comply with are: all people must wear masks, establishments must take the temperature of people at the door, tables will have to be six feet away between them and a member of the group Visitor must offer their contact information as a security measure in case an outbreak occurs in the restaurant.
They will also not be able to offer their services after midnight and bar service is not allowed.
Since the start of the pandemic, the city’s 25,000 or so restaurants had not been allowed to open their doors to receive customers. This has put at risk not only businesses, but the employment of some 300,000 people, he reported. NY Post.
“I understand the economic benefit and I understand the economic pressure that they have been subjected to,” the governor said at a press conference.
However, doubts remain latent about strict compliance with the rules to prevent a re-outbreak of coronavirus in the state. That is why 400 inspectors will ensure compliance with the city code. In addition, of the people who will be able to expose their doubts to the government when they consider necessary.
“I believe in New Yorkers. Trust is reciprocal. They trusted me, I trust them, ”Cuomo said.
“If there is an increase in the infection rate, we can always press the emergency pause button,” he added.
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