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Cuomo: Bowling alleys can reopen Monday, must follow safety guidelines

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced bowling alleys could open starting Monday, Aug. 17.

Posted: Aug 14, 2020 11:57 AM
Updated: Aug 14, 2020 2:54 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. – Bowling alley owners across New York have been awaiting word from the state on reopening, after they were excluded from Phase 4 – and now they have an answer.

During a conference call on Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced bowling alleys could open at 50% capacity starting Monday, Aug. 17.

"This pandemic is far from over, but we've determined that institutions can reopen if they adhere to strict state guidance and take every precaution to keep visitors safe, and I look forward to seeing them inspire New Yorkers once again," said Cuomo. "I'm also happy to report that we will be able to open bowling alleys across the state with strict safety protocols in place, providing a level of fun and recreation at a time when New Yorkers really need it."

People must wear masks while bowling, according to Cuomo.

Only every other lane should operate at one time, to allow for safe social distancing, and all rented equipment should be sanitized after each use.

Food and alcohol, if available, will be delivered to customers by staff.

This announcement comes just one week after local leaders called on the state to reopen recreational businesses like bowling alleys. 

Cuomo also said more information on gym protocols would be released Monday.

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