Ski resorts allowed to reopen

Photo provided by Windham Mountain

ALBANY – Ski resorts across the state may reopen beginning November 6, Governor Cuomo announced on Sunday.

They must follow a number of precautions.

  • Masks required at all times, except when eating/drinking or skiing. 
  • Social distancing between parties required at all times. 
  • Restrict gondolas/lifts to members of the same party. 
  • Limit ski lessons to no more than 10 people. 
  • Thorough cleaning and disinfection of shared/rented equipment. 
  • Shuttles, food & beverage, retail service must conform to State-issued guidance. 
  • Reduce outdoor capacity on the mountain by 25% during “peak” days or if multiple trails are closed due to unseasonable conditions.

The positivity rate of new COVID-19 cases in red-zone clusters was down on Saturday compared to Friday numbers. In the Rockland County the red-zone focus area, the rate declined from 5.05 percent to 2.22 percent. In Orange County, the positive rate declined from 6.47 percent to1.04 percent.

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