Governor Cuomo Announces Event, Arts and Entertainment Venues Can Reopen at 33 Percent Capacity Beginning April 2

Venues Will Be Able to Host Up to 100 People Indoors and Up to 200 People Outdoors; With Testing, Up to 150 People Indoors and Up to 500 People Outdoors; Social Distancing and Face Coverings Required

Domestic Travelers No Longer Required to Quarantine or Test-Out Within 90 Days of Full Vaccination; International Travelers Must Continue to Follow CDC Guidance

Beginning March 22, Outdoor Residential Gatherings Expanded to 25 People; 

Non-Residential Social Gatherings Expanded to 100 People Indoors and 200 People Outdoors  

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33 percent capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present proof of negative test prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings will be required by all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.

The Governor also announced domestic travelers to New York State who have been vaccinated no longer have to quarantine or test out within 90 days of their full vaccination.

Governor Cuomo also announced that beginning March 22, residential gatherings of up to 25 people can be held outdoors. Indoor residential gatherings remain capped at 10 people to reduce the continued risk of spread. Also, non-residential social gatherings of up to 100 people can occur indoors and up to 200 people can occur outdoors.

“New Yorkers have done a tremendous job working to defeat COVID, and we’re gradually loosening restrictions as the numbers reduce and the public health improves. It’s clear that if we remain vigilant, we will reach the light at the end of the tunnel,” Governor Cuomo said. “While we continue to expand access to the vaccine throughout the state, New Yorkers should double down on the behaviors that make such an important different fighting this pandemic—washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing. This is a tough footrace, but the infection rate is down and the vaccination rate is up, and New Yorkers will get through this together as long as we stay touch and keep this momentum heading in the right direction.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported– 270,089
  • Total Positive – 7,593
  • Percent Positive – 2.81%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.12%
  • Patient Hospitalization– 5,177 (-146)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -526
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 606
  • Hospital Counties– 53
  • Number ICU– 1,043 (-4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 712 (-23)
  • Total Discharges– 148,355 (+625)
  • Deaths– 60
  • Total Deaths– 38,796

The regional hospital bed capacity and occupancy numbers, including the number of hospitalizations as a percent of the region’s population, is as follows:

Region
COVID Patients Currently in Hospital in Region
COVID Patients as Percent of Region Population
Percent of Hospital Beds Available Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan
Capital Region
118
0.01%
34%
Central New York
58
0.01%
32%
Finger Lakes
181
0.02%
40%
Long Island
885
0.03%
33%
Mid-Hudson
546
0.02%
44%
Mohawk Valley
77
0.02%
38%
New York City
2,997
0.04%
31%
North Country
56
0.01%
57%
Southern Tier
77
0.01%
50%
Western New York
182
0.01%
36%
Statewide
5,177
0.03%
35%

The regional ICU bed capacity and occupancy numbers are as follows:

Region
Total ICU Beds in Region
Total Occupied ICU Beds in Region
Percent of ICU Beds Available in Region (7-day Avg)
Capital Region
241
190
19%
Central New York
262
167
34%
Finger Lakes
397
252
35%
Long Island
859
659
23%
Mid-Hudson
680
401
41%
Mohawk Valley
97
70
30%
New York City
2,616
2,028
23%
North Country
63
29
52%
Southern Tier
126
62
49%
Western New York
543
334
41%
Statewide
5,884
4,192
29%

Yesterday, 270,089 test results were reported to New York State, and 2.81 percent were positive. Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Region
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Capital Region
1.88%
1.99%
1.88%
Central New York
0.95%
1.00%
0.87%
Finger Lakes
1.89%
1.89%
1.75%
Long Island
4.02%
4.18%
4.18%
Mid-Hudson
4.10%
4.14%
4.12%
Mohawk Valley
1.77%
1.78%
1.54%
New York City
3.90%
4.02%
3.98%
North Country
2.50%
2.77%
2.61%
Southern Tier
0.69%
0.70%
0.72%
Western New York
1.84%
1.90%
1.85%
Statewide
3.09%
3.18%
3.12%

Each New York City borough’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Borough
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Bronx
4.67%
5.14%
5.14%
Brooklyn
3.87%
4.39%
4.32%
Manhattan
2.31%
2.55%
2.59%
Queens
3.95%
4.26%
4.39%
Staten Island
3.81%
4.11%
4.43%

Of the 1,657,777 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
21,030
45
Allegany
2,913
5
Broome
15,169
141
Cattaraugus
4,458
10
Cayuga
5,406
8
Chautauqua
7,379
18
Chemung
6,454
1
Chenango
2,461
9
Clinton
3,704
22
Columbia
3,425
4
Cortland
3,192
14
Delaware
1,543
8
Dutchess
22,678
129
Erie
66,059
270
Essex
1,356
4
Franklin
2,120
13
Fulton
3,389
13
Genesee
4,450
15
Greene
2,682
12
Hamilton
285
0
Herkimer
4,578
3
Jefferson
4,852
16
Lewis
2,080
6
Livingston
3,576
8
Madison
3,869
6
Monroe
52,990
112
Montgomery
3,219
13
Nassau
150,538
687
Niagara
15,404
24
NYC
726,459
4,025
Oneida
19,829
36
Onondaga
32,606
44
Ontario
5,858
19
Orange
37,631
190
Orleans
2,463
7
Oswego
6,060
22
Otsego
2,402
29
Putnam
8,460
42
Rensselaer
9,124
21
Rockland
39,149
194
Saratoga
12,095
43
Schenectady
10,946
35
Schoharie
1,229
6
Schuyler
870
1
Seneca
1,632
5
St. Lawrence
5,622
21
Steuben
5,545
15
Suffolk
164,539
654
Sullivan
4,822
26
Tioga
2,826
7
Tompkins
3,489
17
Ulster
10,206
60
Warren
2,872
8
Washington
2,366
6
Wayne
4,510
15
Westchester
109,038
415
Wyoming
2,853
12
Yates
1,017
2

Yesterday, 60 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State — the lowest one-day total since December 6, 2020 — bringing the total to 38,796. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
7
Chenango
1
Dutchess
2
Erie
1
Kings
7
Manhattan
6
Monroe
1
Nassau
5
Orange
2
Queens
14
Richmond
1
St. Lawrence
1
Steuben
1
Suffolk
3
Ulster
1
Westchester
7