Zoos, museums and more able to welcome more guests as restrictions begin to relax
New York is continuing to ease restrictions, and arts and entertainment venues will be allowed to increase their capacity starting today.
Zoos, museums, aquariums and botanical gardens are now allowed to operate at 50% capacity.
People visiting are still required to book a reservation and follow safety protocols.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the relaxed restrictions are a result of the state’s declining coronavirus cases as people are getting vaccinated.
The state’s coronavirus positivity rate is the lowest it’s been since November.
Cinemas will also be expanding to 33% capacity.
Arenas and event venues that host concerts and sporting events will increase their capacity next month.