Cuomo: Event, entertainment venues can open at limited capacity beginning in April

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced events at entertainment venues with a capacity under 10,000 will be allowed to reopen at 33% capacity on April 2. The events will require COVID-19 safety measures like mask wearing and social distancing.

News 12 Staff

Mar 4, 2021, 3:10 AM

Updated 1,233 days ago

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Event and entertainment venues across New York have the green light to reopen starting next month.
For owners and performers at places, the state's easing of pandemic restrictions on venues is music to their ears.
One of which is Joey Spagna's Amityville Music Hall, which has been closed since the lockdown went into effect last March."It's going to take us some time until we can get back on our feet, but we're looking forward to that day until we can reopen," says Spagna.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced events at entertainment venues with a capacity under 10,000 will be allowed to reopen at 33% capacity on April 2. The events will require COVID-19 safety measures like mask wearing and social distancing.
Cuomo cited ongoing declines in the state's COVID-19 rates behind his decision.
The decision is an exciting one for people like Jared Beyer and his bandmates, who can't wait to play on stage again. They were regular performers at the Paramount before the pandemic.
"To be able to play any time after this is a blessing to me," says Adam Sklar. "To be able to come back here, hopefully at 33%, is great."


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