(24 Aug 2020) Museums across New York are being allowed to reopen as coronavirus restrictions are cautiously eased.
Under guidelines announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, museums must keep visitors to no more than 25% occupancy and must use timed ticketing.
New York City museums that will open over the next few weeks include the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Aug. 29 and the American Museum of Natural History on Sept. 9.
Alyssa Schmid, NYC & Company Director of Communications, said the initial tourism push will be aimed at New Yorkers and those in the tri-state region.
“Were taking everything day by day, week by week, month by month, but we are continuing to encourage those that can come here to do so and help this city get back on it’s feet and recover,” said Schimd.
Cultural institutions across the state have been closed since March when nonessential businesses were forced to shut down to stop the virus’ spread.
New York was the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak during the spring but has so far succeeded in staving off a second wave of infections.
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