Governor Cuomo Announces that Casinos & Fall Agritourism Activities are Permitted to Reopen
Today Governor Cuomo announced that New York casinos will be permitted to reopen on Wednesday, September 9th, provided that they institute the following health guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Masks will be required for all employees and patrons
  • Buildings must have advanced filtration systems
  • They can operate at 25% capacity
  • Slot machines players must be seated at least six feet apart, unless separated by a physical barrier
  • Table games will not be permitted unless the casino can install NYS approved physical barriers between players
  • Additional staff will be needed to enforce social distancing and mask requirements

The New York State Gaming Corporate will be regulating the reopening process.
With Fall quickly approaching the Governor said that corn mazes, hay rides, haunted houses, and pick-your-own fruit and vegetables farms are permitted to open under the Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment Guidelines found here. It is important to note that petting zoos are still restricted from opening at this time.
Stay engaged to Keep Up to Date on the Latest Developments

Continue to look for emails from our office in the coming days and weeks updating you on the latest reopening news and what assistance is available to help you through this difficult time. Our staff is working hard to compile a complete list of guidelines, safety protocols and programs that are available. We will also share upcoming webinars and training that you can participate in to assist with your reopening. To learn more, be sure to visit our website and bookmark it. Once there, look for the COVID-19 tab.

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