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End of confinement for theaters and concerts in New York

Indoor and outdoor limits could even be extended if organizers can test for Covid-19 on everyone present.

CORONAVIRUS – Slowly, but surely. After indoor restaurants for Valentine’s Day then cinemas on March 5 , it will be in April for theaters and concert halls to reopen in New York , more than a year after their closure for cause. of pandemic .

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York State currently accused of sexual harassment by several women, announced on Wednesday March 3 that “art, entertainment and event venues will be able to reopen on April 2 at 33% of their usual capacity, limited to 100 people indoors, 200 outdoors ”. 

A limit which may be increased to 150 people indoors and 500 outdoors if the rooms concerned are able to test all those present.

Broadway will wait

However, the coronavirus has not left the American city. Even if the vaccine is fast approaching, 4,000 new cases and 70 deaths are still detected there daily.

If professionals in the sector, interviewed by New York Times , have argued that some structures would probably seize this announcement to restart their activity, the bar is still too low for many.

For example, it will not be tenable for the Broadway theaters to reopen their doors with so few people indoors, their gigantic productions indeed requiring to have a sufficiently large audience to be profitable. 

Jimmy Curd

Jimmy Curd is a features editor at iPress USA, where He oversees The Broadsheet newsletter and edits the publication’s long-form storytelling, as well as its coverage of gender and business.

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