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New York City to reopen Broadway shows in September Updated: 2021-05-07 15:29:50 KST

Broadway shows in New York City will be back in business as early as September.
After months closed due to the pandemic the city and state leaders have given them the green light to reopen at full capacity.

"And we have dramatically lifted capacity, basically to the CDC social distancing guidelines ? that's really the capacity restriction that remains, the six feet social distancing. Broadway tickets go on sale today at 100% capacity for theaters. The shows open September 14th."

Cuomo said Wednesday that theaters will have to decide their own entry requirements such as proving people's COVID-19 vaccination status.
Ticket sales kick off on Thursday.
And the city is preparing to give COVID-19 vaccines to tourists.
The mayor said Thursday vaccination sites will open as soon as this weekend and they will start offering vaccines if the city gets state approval.

" Come here. It's safe. It's a great place to be. And we're going to take care of you. We're going to make sure you get vaccinated while you're here with us."

Vaccination sites will be set up at tourist hotspots like Time Square and Central Park and medical staff will use the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
In New York City, Asian-Americans are the most vaccinated ethnic group.
The New York Times reports 68-percent of the adult Asian population have received at least one dose.
Despite potential language barriers and fears over violence against the Asian community, the paper says they got help from Asian-American organizations in the city.
With over 680-thousand Asian-Americans vaccinated so far in New York City, white adults are the next highest at a vaccination rate of 49-percent.
Choi Won-jong, Arirang News.
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