Bowling alleys in New York State can reopen Monday at 50 percent capacity, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday.
But Bowlero Corp., which owns the Meville Bowlmor, said it doesn’t yet have a date to reopen any facilities in New York.
The governor said face coverings and social distancing will be required at all times; every other lane must be closed; customers need to stay with the party at their assigned lane; thorough cleaning and disinfection of shared or rented equipment between each use will be required; and all food service must follow all state-issued guidance. Food and beverage service will not be allowed in New York City bowling alleys.
Cuomo also said that New York City museums and other low-risk cultural institutions can reopen starting Aug. 24. The institutions include museums, aquariums, and other low-risk indoor cultural arts. All institutions that reopen will be subject to state guidance. These institutions must obey strict safety protocols, including a 25 percent maximum occupancy limit,. timed ticketing required with pre-set, staggered entry, strict enforcement of face coverings, social distancing, controlled traffic flow to avoid crowding, and enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols.