NEW YORK, NY — New York City will extend its suspension of alternate side parking regulations as residents are encouraged to stay inside and limit time outside to essential purposes, which don’t include having to moving one’s car.

Suspension of alternate side parking will continue through Tuesday, May 12, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced during his Monday press briefing.

“In this crisis, we’ve seen something very unusual, with so many fewer people out due to businesses closing etcetera the reality of why we need alternate side parking, to begin with, has been altered fundamentally,” de Blasio said Monday.

The city Department of Sanitation will monitor neighborhoods to ensure that the suspension of alternate side parking does not “undermine” the city’s ability to clean streets as the regulation is suspended, de Blasio said.

Metered parking will continue to be enforced, city officials said. New Yorkers living under medical isolation who have been ticketed for parking violations during the state’s stay-at-home order can appeal the fines with the city Department of Finance, city officials said. Appeals must include documents or testimony that can prove somebody was not able to move their cars for medical reasons.