The state has seen an infection rate of less than 1% for seven days in a row
Only at 50% of its capacity and without free movement
Photo: Gustavo Rangel / RUMBO
From this Monday, the 17th, bowling centers throughout the state of New York will be able to reopen, but only at 50% of their capacity, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday during a telephone press conference.
Food and beverage service will be limited to the area where customers are, who must wear masks and stay in the lanes where they are playing.
“They come to you,” Cuomo explained in reference to the servers. “You don’t go to a bar. You don’t go to a food concession, they come to you ”.
A week later, on Monday 24 low-risk cultural institutions such as museums and aquariums can reopen in NYC at 25% of its capacity, as they had already been authorized in other regions of the state. The advance ticketing for “preset” hours, avoiding crowds.
The governor also said that the expected protocols to reopen gyms will be announced next Monday, bounded New York Post.
Cuomo justified the new measures by explaining that New York has seen a COVID-19 infection rate of less than 1% for seven days in a row, after being the most affected state in the country.
However still there is no guideline on when indoor service can resume in NYC restaurants, a key to the reactivation of employment, tourism and tax collection.
Thousands of gym owners across New York have filed a class action lawsuit against Governor Cuomo and the state attorney general, Letitia James, with the aim of lifting the executive orders that keep their businesses closed and recover lost profits.
For the 7th straight day, the statewide infection rate has been below 1%.
And the sample size is increasing.
Let’s go New York. What we are doing is working. https://t.co/ruKzYWxtA0
– Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 14, 2020