New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks throughout a press conference at LaGuardia Airport’s brand-new Terminal B, throughout the break out of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, June 10, 2020.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated on Friday that the state will enable museums, fish tanks and other cultural centers in New York City to resume in the coming weeks and will launch resuming standards for gyms on Monday.
“Low-risk cultural activities, museums, aquariums, other low risk cultural arts can reopen in New York City Aug. 24 so they can get their protocols in place,” he stated on a teleconference with press reporters. Museums and other cultural occasions can run at 25% capability, however they need to provide timed ticketing with staggered entry. Face coverings likewise need to be used at all times, he stated.
Bowling streets likewise will be enabled to resume beginning Monday at 50% tenancy with face coverings and every other lane closed, he stated. Bowling streets likewise need to have cleansing and disinfectant procedures in location, particularly for shared devices, he stated.
Low-danger indoor arts and home entertainment activities are enabled to return under the state’s stage 4 resuming strategy. Every area in the state, consisting of New York City, were formerly enabled to go into the last of New York’s resuming, however the city was disallowed from resuming indoor dining establishments, bars, museums and shopping malls.
In July, Cuomo stated there was a threat of a 2nd wave of coronavirus infections as other states were, primarily in the American West and South, were experiencing boosts in cases.
On Friday, Cuomo stated that New York reported a positivity rate, or the overall variety of favorable tests compared to overall tests carried out, of less than 1% for a 7 successive days.
“That is fantastic,” Cuomo stated on the call. “On the numbers, it’s been extraordinary, congratulations to all New Yorkers.”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City revealed on July 15 that it meant to resume its doors on Aug. 29 prior to Cuomo stated indoor organizations would stay closed throughout stage 4 resuming. At the time, he stated they might prepare to resume however included that “we’ll see what the facts say.”
The American Museum of Natural History revealed on July 31 that, if enabled to resume, they would invite back visitors in early September.