Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, nightclubs and concert halls may reopen from April 2, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
The Broadway announcement was made by Deadline earlier today.
Cuomo said the venues can reopen at 33% capacity, with up to 100 people inside and up to 200 people outside. If sites institute mandatory proof of negative Covid-19 tests, they can bring those totals to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors.
To what extent this will help troubled places remains to be the scene. Margins are extremely tight for most shows, and it remains to be seen whether many events can be sustainable at around 1/3 of their capacity.
“New Yorkers have done a tremendous job of defeating COVID, and we are gradually easing restrictions as numbers decline and public health improves. It is clear that if we remain vigilant, we will reach the light at the end of the tunnel, ”Cuomo said.
Along with the reopening, warnings about the need to take Covid-19 precautions may be renewed.
“It’s a tough run, but the infection rate is going down and the vaccination rate is going up, and New Yorkers will be doing it together as long as we stay in touch and keep that momentum in the game. right direction, ”Cuomo said.
Residential gatherings of up to 25 people can be held outdoors from March 22. However, indoor gatherings in residences will remain at a maximum of 10 people.
Non-residential social gatherings for up to 100 people can take place indoors, with outdoor events expanding to 200 potential attendees. These moves should be a boon to the wedding industry, which enters its peak season in April.