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Governor Andrew Cuomo this week gave new insights into what weddings will look like after a new set of rules went into effect on March 15th.
These include strict social distancing measures, reducing overall capacity, and masking requirements.
There will also be a test requirement for all participants in such an event, which should be required within 72 hours of that event.
Here is the full list of guidelines from the governor’s announcement:
- Venues are limited to 50 people with a maximum of 150 people per event.
- All users must be tested before the event.
- Sign in with the contact information needed to assist with potential contact tracing.
- Venues must notify local health authorities in advance of major events that are beyond the social gathering limit.
- Masks are required at all times except when you are sitting and eating or drinking.
- Ceremonial and socially distant dancing is allowed according to strict guidelines.
“From day one, we’ve been saying our COVID recovery isn’t a choice between public health and the economy – it has to be both – and in New York we’re showing how this can be done safely and intelligently,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement . “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of all New Yorkers, our infection rate is now the lowest we’ve seen in three months and we are now reopening a variety of recreational activities across the state, including pool halls, weddings, and movie theaters in New York City. As our infection rate continues to fall and the vaccination rate continues to rise, we will continue to reopen various economic sectors of our state and focus our efforts on rebuilding our state better than before. “
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