Feb 23, 2021
Indoor and outdoors stadiums, arenas in NY start to reopen
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Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center plan to allow hundreds of fans to attend some and entertainment events starting Tuesday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that stadiums and arenas with a capacity of 10,000 people or more could reopen with limited spectators for sports and entertainment starting Feb.23.
Barclays Center, which has about 17,700 seats for basketball games and plans to fill 300 seats, has received state approval to reopen Tuesday for the Brooklyn Nets’ home game against the Sacramento Kings. And the New York Knicks and New York Rangers said they plan to host about 2,000 fans at Madison Square Garden, starting with Tuesday’s Knicks game against the Golden State Warriors.
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Avoid indoor gatherings this St. Patrick’s Day, CDC warns
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising against close, indoor gatherings with non-household members ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, in an effort to prevent further coronavirus spread.
"Attending gatherings to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19," the health agency says. "The safest way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year is to gather virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others."
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Celebrate the holiday instead by opting for outdoor celebrations, with mask use and proper distancing, the CDC advised. (iStock)
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Americans should postpone travel and consider staying home to reduce infection risk, the CDC advises.
Public health experts continue to urge mask use, physical distancing, hand hygiene and prompt vaccination as doses become available. Officials have doubled down on these calls as more transmissible variants continue to emerge and circulate.Kayla Rivas is a Health reporter and joined Fox News in April 2020.