Leadership / 03.31.21
NYC Mayor De Blasio Announces Plans for Sites to Vaccinate Theater Workers; Plans to Re-Open Broadway This Fall
Broadway World (03/25/21)
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on March 25 announced plans to start vaccinating theater workers via a dedicated site on Broadway, a mobile unit for off-Broadway, and pop-up testing sites by theaters. Actors' Equity Association responded by stating that the city will make dedicated vaccination and testing sites available for arts workers to support more theaters resuming work. "We have been having conversations with the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment about safety on a regular basis throughout the pandemic," said AEA Executive Director Mary McColl, "It is clear that we were heard and the city is pushing forward-looking policy changes that will serve the entire theatrical community." New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced earlier this month the return of live indoor performance across New York State will start April 2, with the reopening of a large number of Flexible Venues. Venues with capacities of less than 10,000 people will be permitted to reopen at 33% capacity. Up to 100 people will be allowed indoors, and 200 people will be allowed outdoors.
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