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Curfew for some businesses, like casinos and gyms lifted effective April 5

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the state’s five remaining ‘yellow zones’ would be lifted effective March 22.

Even bigger news was delivered when he said that on April 5 the 11 p.m. curfew for casinos, movie theaters, bowling alleys, billiards halls, gyms and fitness centers will be lifted.

On March 22, indoor fitness classes can begin reopening statewide at 33 percent capacity with health screening and contact information required at sign-in.

“New York is moving forward with reopening our economy and looking forward to a post-COVID world,” Governor Cuomo said. “We know the vaccine is the weapon that defeats this invisible enemy and we are getting more shots in arms than ever before. As we re-open and an increasing number of New Yorkers receive their vaccines, it is more important than ever to continue the practices we know stop the spread of COVID-19. I encourage New Yorkers to continue to wear their masks, practice social distancing and wash their hands. We are reaching the light at the end of the tunnel and if we stay New York Tough, we will get there together.”