New York State Eases Restrictions But Still Not 100% Open

New York State Eases Restrictions But Still Not 100% Open


New York is easing some of its capacity restrictions but is still not allowing certain businesses to operate at 100 percent capacity, despite red states such as Florida and Texas doing so and continually reporting fewer new cases of the Chinese coronavirus per capita than the Empire State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on Monday.

Cuomo announced the revamped restrictions on Monday, which will allow gyms and fitness centers in the state to increase capacity from 33 percent to 50 percent. The state will permit casinos and gaming facilities to increase from 25 percent to 50 percent capacity, and offices will be able to increase capacity from 50 percent to 75 percent. Those increases will go into effect on May 15.

Additionally, large-scale events will be able to increase from 20 percent to 33 percent beginning May 19:

Starting May 15, capacity can increase as follows:

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