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Coney Island Amusements are set to reopen on April 9th
February 22, 2021, 1:34.07 am ET



New York Governor Andrew Cumo says outdoor amusement parks can open at 33 percent capacity beginning Friday, April 9th. Face coverings and social distancing will be required for all customers and staff, and customers will be required to have a health screening with temperature checks prior to entry

Governor Cuomo said, "With continued decreases in the infection and hospitalization rates, we have been able to take steps toward beginning our post-COVID recovery and we are excited to now be in a place where we can bring back our recreational industries with safety protocols in place. As we've said time and time again, our success will be dictated by our actions and as long as we stay united and keep carrying this momentum forward in a positive direction, we will be able to see more and more sectors of our economy reopen."

Here are some of the guidelines:

- Contact information must be collected from each party to inform contact tracing, if needed

- High-touch areas, attractions, and rides must be cleaned and disinfected frequently throughout the day

- Attractions must close if they cannot ensure distancing and be frequently cleaned/disinfected

- Sufficient staff must be deployed to enforce compliance with rules, including capacity, distancing and face coverings

- Tickets should be sold in advance, and entry/exit and waiting times should be staggered to avoid congestion

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