NY Governor Cuomo Announcement on Gyms, Museums and Bowling Alleys
NY Governor: Gyms Reopening Rules to Come – Museums & Other Low Risk Cultural Institutions as well as Bowling Alleys Can Reopen
During today’s press conference, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that rules for the reopening of Gyms would be revealed on Monday. He also stated that bowling alleys could reopen Monday, as would cultural institutions and other low-risk indoor venues on August 24.
On July 16, just days prior to New York City’s expected acquisition of Phase 4 reopening status, Governor Cuomo announced that the city’s cultural institutions, other low-risk indoor activities would not be allowed to reopen. The opening of such venues was the sort of privilege that all other regions in the state were allowed to partake in.
Today, he stated that such locales could open again on August 24 at 25% capacity.
Gym owners and those who patronize such businesses have been up in arms for months now over the shuttering of such health clubs. There’s been reports of related class action suits against the Governor and the State. Rules pertaining to such establishments will be released on Monday, August 17.
Bowling alleys are to open on Monday with half of their allowed capacity.
Beneath the following audio of the Governor’s statements is the related transcript.
“Bowling alleys would be allowed to open on Monday – 50 percent occupancy. You must have a face covering. Every other lane closed – the parties stay with their party at the lane that they’re bowling. The establishment has to have cleaning and disinfecting protocols in place especially on the shared and rented equipment.
Food service, alcohol service only by wait service at the party’s location – so, you’re at a lane, you’re bowling, you order food and order alcohol – they come to you. You don’t go to a bar, you don’t go to a food concession, they come to you. Bowling alleys open on Monday.
Low risk indoor cultural activities – museums, aquariums – other indoor low risk cultural arts can reopen in NYC August 24. So they can get their protocols in place. 25% maximum occupancy – timed ticketing required with preset staggered entry – face coverings enforced and controlled traffic flow.
Gymnasiums – we will put out protocols on Monday for gymnasiums to open – who which follow the protocol.”