Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced Wednesday that all arts and entertainment venues such as Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, and Broadway theaters will be allowed to reopen at low capacity starting from April 2.
Cuomo said in a statement that the entertainment venues can reopen at 33 percent capacity with up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors, and later added that if the establishments decide to require proof of negative COVID-19 tests, then they can allow up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors.
“New Yorkers have done a tremendous job working to defeat COVID, and we’re gradually loosening restrictions as the numbers reduce and the public health improves. It’s clear that if we remain vigilant, we will reach the light at the end of the tunnel,” Cuomo said.
Gov. Cuomo also warned that despite the loose restrictions, the public must remain vigilant and should continue to wash their hands, wear masks, and social distance.
“This is a tough footrace, but the infection rate is down and the vaccination rate is up, and New Yorkers will get through this together as long as we stay in touch and keep this momentum heading in the right direction,” he added.
Gov. Cuomo also announced that residential gatherings of up to 25 people can go ahead outdoors beginning from March 22.
Gov. Cuomo said non-residential social gatherings of up to 100 people can hold indoors, while outdoor events can hold up to 200 people. The maximum number of people allowed to attend indoor residential events will remain at 10 in order to reduce the spread of the virus.