NY increases capacity for gyms, offices, casinos and large-scale outdoor event venues

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 April 2021 at 12:01 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced increased capacity for large-scale outdoor event venues, casinos and gaming facilities, gyms and fitness centers, and offices.

Cuomo on Monday cited failing Covid-19 positivity rates and increased vaccinations for the changes.

“We are increasing the capacity limits throughout several industries, including gyms outside of New York City, casinos, offices and large-scale outdoor event venues,” Cuomo said. “This is all great news, but we are not out of the woods yet.”

The changes announced by Cuomo include:

  • Large-scale outdoor event venues can increase spectator capacity from 20 to 33 percent beginning May 19.
  • Casinos and gaming facilities can increase capacity from 25 to 50 percent beginning May 15.
  • Offices can increase capacity from 50 to 75 percent beginning May 15.
  • Gyms/fitness centers outside of New York City can increase capacity from 33 to 50 percent beginning May 15.