When will live arts events return to the schedule? If all goes according to plan, New York governor Andrew Cuomo is expecting a return as soon as next month in his state, citing his intent to ramp up the current vaccination plan with more rapid testing sites.
Giving his State of the State Address, Cuomo stated that New York will seek to institute a rapid COVID-19 testing network that will help businesses reopen with reduced capacity restrictions. He cited this past weekend's Buffalo Bills playoff game as an example of how live events can return with people able to be there in person. The Bills took the field for the first time this season with fans in the stands on a limited basis and Cuomo called the move "an inarguable success." He now wants to apply the same strategies to concert and theater events.