As Reported By IQ| New York venues are now permitted to return to full capacity, instead of one-third full, if they require patrons to show proof of vaccination.
Major venues including Madison Square Garden (MSG) and Radio City Hall have already announced plans that center around attendees who have been fully vaccinated.
Radio City Hall (cap 6,015) is set to reopen on 19 June at full capacity, exclusively for citizens who have been fully vaccinated, which counts for 44.6% of New Yorkers.
The news was announced by New York City governor Andrew Cuomo last week (17 May), during a conference held inside the music hall.
“Having Radio City back at 100%, without masks, with people enjoying New York, and the New York arts, is going to be not only symbolic and metaphoric; but I think it’s going to go a long way toward bringing back this state,” he said.
“This is going to be not only symbolic and metaphoric; but I think it’s going to go a long way toward bringing back this state”
James Dolan, executive chairman of the MSG Company, which owns Radio City Music Hall, confirmed the venue is set to remain open and operate as usual beyond 19 June.
It’s not clear how the venue would check people’s vaccination status, but it’s likely that the Excelsior Pass will be used.
The app, launched by New York state, verifies proof of Covid-19 negative test results or proof of vaccination with art and entertainment venues and businesses by using a scannable QR code.
It was tested during the Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on 27 February and during the New York Rangers game on 2 March at MSG.
Read the full article By IQ