Coronavirus NY: Weddings set to resume Monday in New York

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Monday, March 15, 2021
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Weddings and catered events are scheduled to resume on Monday with a number of restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Weddings and catered events are scheduled to resume on Monday with a number of restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Venues are restricted to 50% capacity, with no more than 150 people per event and must notify local health departments of large events, above the social gathering limit, in advance.

The social gathering limit was recently increased to up to 100 people indoors or 200 people outdoors.

All patrons must be tested prior to the event, must sign-in with contact information required to assist with potential contact tracing, and must wear masks at all times except when seated and eating or drinking.

Additionally, guests will be allowed to hit the dance floor only with members of their immediate party, household or family seated at the same table.

Even then, the rules say, dancers must wear face masks and stay within their own "dancing areas or zones" - spaces that should be at least 36 square feet (3.3 square meters) in size and positioned at least 6 feet (2 meters) apart from other dance zones and tables.

There's no switching dance zones, either.

Happy couples can still take a twirl for a ceremonial first dance, and other couples can join in, but they must all stay 6 feet apart.

Live music performers and other entertainers are allowed, but if they're unmasked or playing a wind instrument, they must be separated from attendees by 12 feet (4 meters) or an appropriate physical barrier.

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