ALBANY – Shopping malls, gyms and movie theaters are no longer part of phase four reopening in New York State.
The news was announced on Tuesday by Robert Mujica, the state’s budget director, who informed local leaders during a state “control room” meeting.
Outdoor theme parks, malls, gyms and movie theaters have not yet been cleared to reopen at the beginning of the phase, according to officials.
However, some outdoor and lower risk indoor activities will be allowed to reopen, including film production, museums, aquariums and zoos at 25% capacity.
Phase four was designed to be the last phase of reopening. State leaders are expected provide more information as guidelines are updated.
Western New York is slated to enter phase four of reopening next Tuesday.