The governor said the move was prompted by the increase in vaccinations and the downward trend in the rate of positive COVID-19 tests statewide, citing the lowest mark since Thanksgiving. Starting on May 15th, offices will be allowed to function at 75% capacity, up from 50%.
Casinos will be able to get half full instead of operating at 25% of their regular volume. Outside of the city, gyms and fitness centers can increase to 50% capacity starting on May 15th—but within the five boroughs, the cap will remain at 33%.
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