The Studio Museum In Harlem And Others NYC Institutions Can Reopen

New York City’s long-shuttered museums and indoor cultural institutions can reopen starting August 24, 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Cuomo’s announcement Friday set restrictions for such “low-risk” spaces to stop the coronavirus’ spread.

They must have 25 percent maximum occupancy, time ticketed and staggered entry and require face coverings, he said.

They must have 25 percent maximum occupancy, time ticketed and staggered entry and require face coverings, he said.

New York City museums like the Studio Museum In Harlem have been closed for months under pandemic lockdown restrictions.


The American Museum of Natural History recently announced tentative plans to reopen for members and specially-invited guests on September 2, 2020, and then to the general public on September 9, 2020.

Those plans were still subject to public health guidance, museum officials said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who hadn’t yet commented on Cuomo’s announcement, has expressed worries about reopening indoor spaces.

In a slightly-less highfalutin announcement, Cuomo also gave bowling alleys across the state permission to reopen starting Monday.

Bowling alleys too will have restrictions — they must have 50 percent occupancy, require face coverings, close every other lane, keep parties at their lanes and establish cleaning protocols,

Bowling alleys too will have restrictions — they must have 50 percent occupancy, require face coverings, close every other lane, keep parties at their lanes and establish cleaning protocols, Cuomo said.

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