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Cuomo: Arenas can hold events, but 72 hour testing requirement and masks will be required

On Wednesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that arenas would be allowed to reopen later this month.

However, they would only be allowed 10% capacity for the time being. The overall limit placed on these facilities is 10,000.


There will be a testing requirement, which has been the norm for large events. Arenas will also have to seek out approval from the state Department of Health to hold a large event.

Everyone in attendance will have to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of it. There will also be temperature checks and mask requirements on-site.



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