Cuomo: bowling alleys can reopen at half capacity on Monday; announcement on gyms coming Monday

Posted at 11:48 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 10:23:22-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a conference call on Friday that bowling alleys can open starting on Monday, with limits to capacity and other restrictions.

In the call, Cuomo said bowling alleys would be restricted to 50% capacity. Masks must be worn, and every other lane would need to be closed. Bowlers must stay at the lane of their group.

In addition, alleys will be allowed to serve food and alcohol, but staff must deliver orders to bowlers at their lanes.

The bowling announcement was one of two major updates Cuomo gave in his Friday call. He also indicated an announcement on gym reopening protocol would follow on Monday.

The NYS Fitness Alliance released the following statement Friday on Cuomo's announcment:

“The New York State Fitness Alliance thanks Governor Cuomo for his continued leadership in reopening the economy in an intelligent way,” said Bill Lia, Chair of New York State Fitness Alliance. “The fitness industry is ready to reopen safely, with proper protocols in place to protect our employees and members. We look forward to providing New Yorkers access to safe fitness facilities so they can advance their physical and mental health.”