A variety of entertainment venues in New York will be allowed to reopen next month with new capacity rules. Accordingly, everyone will still have to wear a face mask and socially distance.
New York’s indoor entertainment venues will be able to open next month with new capacity rules in the state’s latest reopening announcement. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that beginning April 2nd, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity, with up to 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present a negative Covid-19 test, venues will be able to accept up to 150 people indoors and 500 people outside. Social distancing and face coverings in New York will remain in effect.
Manhattan‘s Radio City, Lincoln Centre and comedy clubs will be able to open their doors. Broadway will remain dark, but a series of pop-up shows will become available at select theatres. Following the successful reopening of arenas such as Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Centre, the state has also developed an app to make safe entry an even more seamless process.
Individuals will be able to use the app as a mobile airline boarding pass in New York. Once they have uploaded their data, like their Covid-19 test result, they will receive a QR code, which they can print out or store in their phone’s Wallet App. Venues will then scan the code, receive the confidential data transfer and confirm attendees’ Covid health status.
The app was recently tested at a Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclays Centre and a New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden. What’s more, the Governor also issued new travel guidance. Domestic travellers to New York State who have been vaccinated are no longer required to quarantine or test out within 90 days of full vaccination and vaccinating performers will be a priority.