District News

Reopening: Museums, Gyms & More

Aug 18, 2020
man wearing a mask on a treadmill in a gym

Governor Cuomo announced that indoor low-risk cultural activities in New York City can re-open to the public on Monday, August 24. Museums and aquariums are notably included in this category. Additionally, bowling alleys can reopen statewide. Click here to read the press release. 

Gyms and fitness centers are now also permitted to reopen across New York state on Monday, August 24. However, Mayor de Blasio delayed the reopening of gyms and fitness centers in New York City to September 2. Gyms will be limited to 33% capacity and people will be required to sign in and wear face masks inside. Gyms must also have HVAC systems that meet certain guidelines. Local health departments must inspect gyms prior to reopening, or within two weeks of reopening, to ensure strict adherence to Department of Health guidance. Guidance on the reopening of gyms and fitness centers can be found here.

Activity is picking up in Lincoln Square as more businesses and organizations are opening their doors. Recently, Michael Kors at The Shops at Columbus Circle has begun in-store shopping. Citibank has also reopened their branch at 1900 Broadway. And, the American Folk Art Museum, or AFAM, (2 Lincoln Square) is reopening next week! AFAM, including the Museum Shop, will officially be open to the public on Friday, August 28. Check out their press release hereClick here to view everything that is open in Lincoln Square

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Photo credit: NY1; Associated Press