Pandemic curfew lifted on movie theaters, bowling alleys and gyms
New changes to the COVID-19 restrictions in New York state are going into effect today.
The 11 p.m. curfew has been lifted, but not all businesses can stay open past that time.
The change is significant considering fitness centers faced a list of restrictions at the start of the pandemic.
Gyms were forced to shut down for months and close by 10 p.m. At one point, gyms were considered coronavirus spreaders, but that has since changed.
Gyms have been operating at a 33% capacity limit with guests making reservations and those guidelines will still need to be followed.
Casinos, movie theaters and bowling alleys are also on the list.
All those establishments will be allowed to operate past the 11 p.m. curfew. However, restaurants and bars will have to continue to shut down their operations by 11 p.m. and catering halls by 12 a.m.
There is a possibility that the curfew for bars and restaurants could change this month or at least get some type of timeline as Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is reviewing those curfews.