NY eases more COVID-19 safety rules as new cases plummet
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The governor says more people in New York will be able to attend outdoor sports games, concerts, gyms, casinos and work offices starting in mid-May.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that large-scale outdoor event venues can operate at 33% of capacity starting May 19 for professional and collegiate sports and live entertainment events. That’s up from 20% currently.
The governor cited the state’s progress in reducing COVID-19 infections as the reason for lifting restrictions.
New York had among the nation’s highest rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases this winter, and infection rates remained at high levels throughout February and March.
Cases and hospitalizations have been steadily dropping statewide in April.
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