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New York State releases updated guidance on wedding receptions

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 12:21:40-05

NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced updated guidance for wedding receptions in the state.

The governor called the updated guidance "Safe Marriage Receptions," and said it follows the success of the program that allowed fans to return to the stadium for Buffalo Bills games. Fans were required to receive a negative COVID-19 test to be allowed to attend.

The updated guidance for wedding receptions will go into place March 15 and will require the following:

  • Testing for all that attend the event.
  • 50% capacity - up to 150 attendees.
  • Must be approved by local health department.

Cuomo said the state is developing more rapid testing capacity across the state and developing an app that provides your results.

The governor says further guidance is being developed for other events with testing monitored by local health departments.