Valley Cinemas in Little Falls has been shut down since March, and Owner Christopher Anderson has been preparing to open up when the State’s Phase 4 plan goes into effect.
"I bought equipment to spray them all with the mist, and we bought sanitizing stations…five of them so that you have them as you come in, as you’re at the counters, at the bathrooms, leading into the theatres. So we’ll have all the sanitizing stations in place. We’ll have these…the plexi’s in front of the counters."
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is finding more possible reasons to keep businesses like this from reopening.
"Air conditioning may not be cleansing the air of the virus and just recirculating the virus, so we’re studying that."
Herkimer County Legislative Chairman Vincent Bono says Herkimer County’s COVID numbers are low, and sees no reason to delay opening businesses.
"If things change and we see a drastic spike absolutely we can notch it back a little and readjust, but until that happens you know there’s no reason that all these other businesses that were assumed to be included in Phase 4 shouldn’t be able to open."
Even though Christopher Anderson is working side jobs to earn an income, he’s more concerned about his customers than his business.
"Everything’s really clean, neat, and organized, so we are ready, but it’s just a matter of time now, and like I say we want to make sure that everybody’s safe. You know we don’t want to be the opening to… and having people get sick, and we will follow the guidelines."
The Governor has also delayed opening Malls, and gyms in his latest briefing.