Governor Opens NY Movie Theaters (but not in Rockland), Ski Resorts

COVID-19 numbers improved in Rockland over the weekend, but not enough to let our movie theaters open with the rest of the state just yet. Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his blessing for theaters around the state to open at 25% capacity or 50 people per screen starting Friday, though the counties of Rockland, Orange, Broome, which includes Binghamton, and New York City are excluded…

To be able to open the county would have to have an infection rate below 2% on a 14-day average with no COVID-19 hot spots. Cuomo said Rockland and other micro-clusters are moving in the right direction. Ramapo supervisor Michael Specht says a half-dozen town employees are working with the governor’s task force to enforce the rules…

Meanwhile, the Rockland Health Department has updated its new COVID-19 mask order, requiring that all educational institutions, school-age childcare programs, adult learning programs including colleges and universities and school transportation companies, are responsible to require all children, students, faculty and staff to wear masks at all times, other than during approved breaks where social distancing can be maintained.

Ski resorts in New York can reopen at 50% indoor capacity November 6th. They also must follow the state’s social distancing and health protocols.

COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we’ve got 18 in the hospital confirmed with coronavirus, and a total of 1,310 active cases. The state says since the crisis began, we’ve had a total of 17,063 reported cases, 91 more than Friday, and the Rockland Health Department says we have 680 total fatalities.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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