Every step that we take toward safely increasing capacity at venues around the Capital Region is another step we take toward getting back to "normal".

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Governor Cuomo just announced that Monday, April 26th current capacities for movie theaters, stadiums, arenas, museums, and zoos will all be increasing.

  • Starting Monday the capacity limit for museums and zoos increases to 50%, up from 33%.
  • Also starting Monday the capacity limit for movie theaters in the state rises to 33%, up from 25%.

Starting May 19, the capacity limit at large indoor arenas and event venues rises as well.

  • Indoor arenas and event spaces with a capacity of 1,500 people and up are currently limited to 10% of their maximum capacity, but that will increase to 25% starting May 19.
  • Outdoor performing arts venues and outdoor sports venues with a capacity of 2,500 people and up are limited to 20% of their maximum capacity.

New York has loosened its limits on social gatherings as well:

  • Outdoor gatherings at private homes are limited to 25 people, up from 10 earlier this year. The limit on indoor gatherings at private homes remains 10 people.
  • Social gatherings in public places are now limited to 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors, up from 50 previously.

Governor Cuomo has said if coronavirus numbers continue to improve, capacities for events and more businesses will continue to increase. The big boost that the increased capacity will affect is NBA games and outdoor concert venues like SPAC. Hopefully, this means concerts will start being announced soon.

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