New York City museums can reopen at limited capacity on Monday, Aug. 24, bringing a measure of relief to cultural institutions that have been forced to close for months over the new coronavirus pandemic.
- Gyms get the green light: The Governor also announced that NYC gyms can reopen at 33 percent capacity on the same date, if they have an HVAC system that follows strict guidelines and the facility undergoes an inspection within two weeks. It will be mandatory for gym patrons and employees to wear a mask.
- Dig Deeper: Museums and other cultural events can operate at 25% capacity, but they have to issue timed ticketing with staggered entry. Face coverings also must be worn at all times. Bowling alleys also will be allowed to reopen starting Monday at 50% occupancy with face coverings and every other lane closed, he said. Bowling alleys also must have cleaning and disinfectant protocols in place, especially for shared equipment. [WSJ+CNBC)