Governor Cuomo says NYC movie theaters can reopen at 25% capacity March 5

By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Movie theaters in New York City will be allowed to reopen at 25 percent capacity on March 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

Cuomo made the announcement in a teleconference with reporters Monday afternoon.

No more than 50 people will be allowed per screen, and moviegoers will have to wear masks, socially distance and sit in assigned seats, he noted.

Billiard and pool halls across New York state will also be allowed to reopen — at 50 percent capacity and with safety precautions — next month, the governor said, without immediately providing a reopening date.

New York state on Monday reported 89 new COVID-19-related fatalities, Cuomo said.

Of the 14,019 COVID-19 test results that came back in the state on Sunday, 6,146, or 4.33 percent, were positive, he said.

As of Sunday, 5,804 New Yorkers were hospitalized with COVID-19, he added.

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