Venues in New York are set to reopen in April per the order of Governor Andrew Cuomo. After a few events in New York City’s massive venues like Madison Square Garden, the door has opened for smaller Arts and Entertainment events. Venues will be limited to 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors or 33% of a building’s capacity.
Many smaller music venues for live entertainment will have to house even smaller audiences. As of today, the states cases sit at 38 people per 100,000. The pace of vaccinations around the country is set to increase with the passing of a $1.9 Trillion relief plan with funding for more distribution and relief to venues that have struggled during the pandemic.
Cuomo has floated plans to add a vaccine passport program as part of the state’s reopening program. “We’re doing everything we can to vaccinate as many New Yorkers as possible, as quickly as possible, while keeping the infection rate down and re-energizing our economy in a safe, smart way,” Cuomo said in his press briefing. “The Excelsior Pass will play a critical role in getting information to venues and sites in a secure and streamlined way, allowing us to fast-track the reopening of these businesses and getting us one step closer to reaching a new normal.”