19 March 2020 – Shopping malls, places of public amusment closed effective March 20 2020

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Type of Intervention: Social distancing
Sectors Involved: Small gathering cancellation
Level of Jurisdiction: New York
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: All indoor common portions of retail shopping malls with in excess of 100,000 square feet of retail space available for lease shall close and cease access to the public. Any stores located within shopping malls, which have their own external entrances open to the public, separate from the general mall entrance, may remain open, subject to the requirements of Executive Order 202.3 that any restaurant shall limit itself to take out or delivery food services, and that any interior entrances to common areas of the mall remain closed and locked. all places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors, including but not limited to, locations with amusement rides, carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, aquariums, zoos, arcades, fairs, children’s play centers, funplexes, theme parks, bowling alleys, family and children’s attractions shall likewise be closed to the public at 8 p.m. on March 19. This directive shall not apply to public parks and open recreation areas. Effective on March 20 at 8 p.m.: “to the maximum extent possible…”, Each employer shall reduce the in-person workforce at any work locations by 50% no later than March 20 at 8 p.m. Excluding essential businesses
Full details here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2025-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency