Beginning May 19, most business occupancy will be removed in New York.
Businesses will only be limited by the space available for patrons or parties to maintain the required social distance of 6 feet. This new distance-based maximum capacity will apply across commercial settings, including retail, food services, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and other personal care services. It will also apply in houses of worship.
Here are some other key upcoming changes and dates:
n May 10: The outdoor social gathering limit will increase from 200 to 500 people.
n May 15: Gyms and fitness centers outside of New York City can increase capacity to 50%.
n May 15: Casinos and gaming facilities can increase capacity to 50%.
n May 15: Offices can increase capacity to 75%.
n May 17: The 1 a.m. curfew for catered events where attendees have provided proof of vaccination status or a recent negative COVID-19 test result will be lifted. The curfew for all catered events to be lifted May 31.
n May 19: The indoor social gathering limit will increase from 100 to 250 people.
n May 19: The outdoor residential gathering limit of 25 people is removed.
n May 19: The indoor residential gathering limit will increase from 10 to 50 people.
n May 19: Large-scale indoor event venues will operate at 30% capacity.
n May 19: Large-scale outdoor event venues, including professional and collegiate sports and live performing arts & entertainment, can increase capacity to 33%.
n May 31: The 12 a.m. food and beverage curfew will be lifted for indoor dining areas.
Recently lifted restrictions include:
n May 7: Hair salons, barber shops and other personal care services will expand to 75% capacity.