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New York State to open marinas and boatyards

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Posted at 7:45 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 19:45:33-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — With Connecticut and New Jersey, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that marinas and boatyards in New York will be allowed to reopen.

In order stop the spread of COVID-19 and increase social distancing, they were closed.

Marinas and boatyards won't be completely open. The governor's office states they will be, "open for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed. Chartered watercraft services or rentals will not be allowed, and restaurant activity at these sites must be limited to take-out or delivery only."

In a media release Cuomo stated:

"Aligning our polices in this area is another example of that strong partnership, and will help ensure there is no confusion or 'state shopping' when it comes to marinas and boatyards."