Saturday, October 31

New York cinemas may reopen outside of the city

  • Theaters return to New York State.
  • Governor confirms that theaters will reopen, but outside of New York City.
  • Cinemas that will reopen outside of New York have to adhere to specific rules to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Good news for many in times of pandemic. New York will allow cinemas to reopen outside of the city, which means that many will be able to enjoy that type of entertainment again.

According to the news agency Efe, the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, reported this Saturday that cinemas outside New York City may open on October 23 in areas where the contagion rate is less than two percent in 14 days.

During a press conference on the coronavirus, Cuamo indicated that only 50 people will be allowed for each screening and the theaters must have complied with the regulations to improve air filtration, ventilation and purification.

Social distancing will also be required, the use of a mask except when sitting, eating or drinking, as well as assigned seats in all theaters that qualify and that are not in the so-called “red zones” of contagion.

Cuomo also indicated that the state will adopt a strategy to deal with the outbreaks that may result from the reopening of schools and the fall season, where people are more in their homes due to the change in temperature.

“What does (the virus) have to do with the seasons? Actually, it has something to do with it and scientists talked about it months ago, although the White House denied it, ”Cuomo said at the conference in which he criticized the federal government.

He explained that for this initiative against “micro-groups” the state will go “block by block” where there have been new cases, instead of targeting an entire county or the state, and testing, mitigation and social distancing will be increased. .

In this way, according to the governor, other areas with a low infection rate will not be affected, a strategy that will continue, even if the vaccine is available.

“It requires more testing, more specific testing, and then it must respond to the situation in that specific location with mitigation measures,” he said.

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