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Updated COVID-19 Regulations

Mar 23, 2021
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As the vaccine rollout continues, Governor Cuomo has made changes to vaccine eligibility and availability, as well as to business regulations.

Starting Tuesday, March 23, New Yorkers 50 years of age and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, New Yorkers with comorbidities or underlying health conditions may now receive the vaccine at pharmacies. For a full list of underlying health conditions and the proper documentation necessary to receive the vaccine, see the Governor’s press release. To find a vaccine site near you and schedule an appointment, visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov.

Monday, March 22, marked the first day that indoor fitness classes were able to resume. Gyms and fitness studios are required to cap classes at 33% capacity and health screening and contact information are required at sign-in. Additionally, classes should be scheduled to allow for additional cleaning between sessions and gyms and fitness centers must pass an inspection by the local health department before or within two weeks of fitness centers opening. To find gyms and fitness studios in Lincoln Square, check out our Neighborhood Guide.

Beginning Monday, April 5, the 11:00pm curfew on movie theaters, gyms and fitness centers, bowling alleys, casinos, and billiard halls will be lifted. While the 11:00pm curfew for food and beverage establishments and the 12:00am curfew for catered events will remain in effect, both will be reevaluated in late April.

For more information about indoor fitness classes, curfews, and more, read the Governor’s press release on the State’s progress.

As we continue to monitor changes to COVID-related guidelines, we will do our best to disseminate useful information.

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