Albany, N.Y. - Governor Cuomo announcing today that the numbers in the fight against COVID 19 looking very good.
The state's positivity rate is 2.8 percent, 7-day positivity rate statewide is 3.28 percent. Those are lower than before the holiday surge began. He also reported 57 people died.
Due to the dropping COVID numbers, he said things can begin to get back to normal and starting April 1st, sports venues and entertainment venues can reopen.
He also said outdoor performing arts venues with 2,500 plus capacity, can open at 25% capacity.
The restrictions on indoor sporting venues with a capacity for 1,500 or more people will be allowed to open at 10% capacity and outdoor sporting venues with capacity for 2,500 or more people will be limited to 20% capacity.
All people in attendance must bring proof of a negative COVID-19 test or a COVID-19 vaccination. People will still be tested.
The testing requirement will be re-evaluated in mid-May.
Cuomo also said, traveling statewide for regional sporting and recreational events will be also allowed starting March 29. Previously, travel was limited to between adjacent counties within the region.