New York will allow performances venues to reopen starting April 2, with capacity capped at 33%, for a maximum of 100 people indoors, or 200 outdoors. Venues in NYC have been closed since the initial lockdown on March 12, 2020.
Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at a press conference in Albany. Capacity could be raised to 150 people indoors or 500 people outdoors, the Governor said, if venues will test all attendees. Social distancing and face coverings will be required by all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.