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Movie theaters cannot reopen October 23rd in Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua counties

Movie theatres in Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties will be allowed to reopen Friday
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Posted at 2:06 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 14:06:08-04

NEW YORK (WKBW) — Movie theaters in three Western New York counties will not be allowed to reopen on October 23rd, the first day they are allowed to reopen in most places outside of New York City.

According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, theaters can only open outside of New York City in counties that have COVID-19 positivity rates of less than 2 percent on a 14-day average and do not have any cluster zones.

Based on guidance from the governor, Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua County do not qualify.

The following counties in New York state outside of New York City will not be allowed to reopen movie theaters on October 23rd

  • Allegany
  • Broome
  • Cattaraugus
  • Chautauqua
  • Chemung
  • Cortland
  • Greene
  • Orange
  • Rockland
  • Schuyler
  • Steuben
  • Tioga

This means movie theatres in Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties will be allowed to reopen Friday.