Capacity limits will soon increase for New York zoos, museums and indoor arenas

More customers will soon be allowed into museums, zoos and movie theaters, with the capacity limits set to increase next week.

Posted: Apr 19, 2021 2:19 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2021 2:21 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. – More customers will soon be allowed into museums, zoos and movie theaters, with the capacity limits set to increase next week.

Starting Monday, the capacity restrictions at museums and zoos will increase from 33% to 50%, and the cap inside movie theaters will increase from 25% to 33%.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Monday.

The governor said large indoor arenas can also increase capacity to 25% starting May 19. With NBA Playoffs starting May 22, this means more fans can attend the Brooklyn Nets playoff games at Barclays Center.

In early April, event and entertainment venues were able to open at 33% capacity for the first time since the start of the pandemic. 

Masks and social distancing are still required at all venues.

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