Government injured by scandal. Andrew Cuomo returned to beef on Wednesday with Mayor Bill de Blasio – reopening indoor fitness classes in New York City, just a day after Hizoner’s refusal to lift the ban.
Classes such as Yoga and Pilates will reopen at 33 percent capacity on Monday, Cuomo said in a conference call.
Cuomo said, “Upon reopening, indoor fitness classes will mainly reopen in New York City on Monday, March 22. The gyms were open, but the indoor fitness classes were not open,” Cuomo said. “And it created a certain amount of hitch. They will open on Monday, March 22. “
Although New York’s gyms and fitness centers were allowed to reopen at limited capacity with their COVID-19-inspired closures starting last August, the decision to resume indoor fitness classes left to local governments went.
In New York City, indoor group fitness classes have been halted under an executive order issued by De Blasio last August.
On Tuesday, Big Apple boutique fitness class instructors and yoga studio owners rallied outside Manhattan’s City Hall demanding that the mayor allow them to reopen their indoor businesses.
But de Blasio was not sent.
“I have had this conversation with the health team and they are saying ‘not yet’,” de Blasio said before the protest at the City Hall press talk.
De Blasio spokesman Bill Nehardt responded to Cuomo’s announcement Wednesday in a statement to The Post, “New York City will help keep gyms and fitness centers as safe as possible, but if governors want to continue local control during the Cuomo epidemic ., They should show that they are being guided not by politics but by data and science. “
In a tweet, Neidhardt reprimanded the governor, writing, “Cuomo is making public health decisions without any public health argument. He is clearly doing politics before data and science. “
He said, “If he cannot give ‘no’ in response to some of the questions asked today, he should resign earlier.”
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Cuomo said that the 11 o’clock curfew for New York’s casinos, movie theaters, bowling alleys, billiard halls, gyms and fitness centers will be lifted at present on April 5.
Cuomo said the curfew at 11 o’clock for restaurants and bars and 12 curfews for catered events “will remain in effect.”
Both curfews will be evaluated at the end of April.
Cuomo also announced that, effective Monday, the ban on the last five remaining “yellow zone” COVID-19 clusters in Empire State would be lifted.
Those groups are in the East Bronx, West Bronx, Manhattan, Newburgh, New Windsor and parts of the Kew Gardens / Forest Hills in Queens.
Additional reporting by Nolan Hicks