NY to raise gathering limits, eliminate quarantines for vaccinated domestic travelers: Cuomo

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York will loosen its restrictions on gatherings, reopen event, arts and entertainment venues and eliminate quarantine requirements for vaccinated domestic travelers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

Starting March 22, ten people will be allowed at indoor residential gatherings; 25 people will be allowed at outdoor residential gatherings; 100 people will be allowed at indoor social gatherings; and 200 people will be allowed at outdoor social gatherings, Cuomo said at a news briefing.

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Event, arts and entertainment venues, meanwhile, will be allowed to reopen at 33 percent capacity starting April 2, he said.

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Venues will be able to host up to 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors, he said.

If all attendees are tested for COVID-19, 150 people will be allowed at indoor venues and 500 people will be allowed at outdoor venues, with social distancing and face coverings, he added.

Domestic travelers, meanwhile, will no longer be required to quarantine or test negative for COVID-19 within 90 days of travel if they are fully vaccinated against the virus, he said.

International travelers must continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control’s quarantine guidance, he noted.

New York state on Wednesday reported 75 new COVID-19-related fatalities, Cuomo said.

Of the 218,069 COVID-19 test results that came back in the state on Tuesday, 7,704, or 3.53 percent, were positive, he said.

As of Tuesday, 5,323 New Yorkers were hospitalized with the virus.