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In-store retail has returned to New York City as the city recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city entered “Phase II” of its reopening plan on Monday, allowing many businesses to get back to something closer to normal, NBC New York reports.

Stores can allow customers inside, restaurants can offer outdoor dining, and hair salons and barbershops can reopen. Office workers can return to their workplaces, and children can hit the playground once more.

Many restrictions remain, however. Indoor shopping malls, for example, are still closed, and nail services and massages are still off limits. For businesses that do reopen, a variety of restrictions are in place. For example, they must implement social distancing and have their customers wear masks.

It was anticipated that up to 300,000 employees would return to their jobs on Monday, NBC New York reports.

Communities across the U.S. are in various stages of their own reopening plans.

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Meanwhile, Apple (AAPL) announced that it is closing stores again in regions where COVID-19 cases are on the rise, Yahoo Finance reports. The locations are in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Apple hasn’t said when those stores might be reopened. The company previously closed all of its stores due to the pandemic.

“We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible,” the company said in a statement.

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