In New York, a Wait-and-See Attitude Even With a Reopening

As seen in The New York Times.

Businesses will begin to reopen in weeks, but in residential buildings, no one seems quite ready to abandon pandemic protocols.

“Most of our buildings have amenity spaces, and if they’re closed now they’ll open at limited capacity,” said Michael Rogoff, the president of the property management firm AKAM, which oversees 270 rentals, condos and co-ops in New York City. “But I can’t imagine any residential building rushing to loosen Covid rules and opening up 100 percent.

“When you’re dealing with people’s homes and there’s no economic advantage to relaxing protocols, I don’t think it’s going to happen,” Mr. Rogoff added. “It’s about people and their families feeling safe.”

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