New Restrictions Announced For NYE In Times Square

The New York Daily News reports:

The ball drop must go on. The New Year’s Eve bash in Times Square will take place as scheduled — but attendees must wear face masks and maintain social distancing in addition to being fully vaccinated as COVID-19 continues to batter the city, Mayor de Blasio announced Thursday.

Some 58,000 revelers are usually allowed into Times Square viewing areas for the iconic Dec. 31 ball drop, but de Blasio said the crowd will be capped at about 15,000 this year to allow for social distancing. Attendees  must wear masks at all times and show proof that they’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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