The reopening of New York—the city that contributes the most to the gross domestic product—is being carefully watched by public health officials and economists across the country. The plan is to reopen in phases, starting this week with construction, agriculture, manufacturing and wholesale trade. Retail stores can also offer curbside and in-store pickup. Above, work stirs on a construction site Monday.

One New York construction worker, Angel Marquez, said, “It’s been almost two months I stayed home. I’m excited…

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