Amusement industry complains it’s one of the few businesses still closed
parks and family entertainment centers remain shuttered across the state as a
result of the pandemic.
Now, some owners are pushing to change that
Venues have installed
Plexiglas, sanitization stations, UV lights in air vents, a thermal temperature
monitor and more.
One arcade has even turned off every other game in order to ensure
people are keeping their distance.
More than 50 Arcade
Amusement and Attractions Advocates have formed a coalition to call on the
state for guidance and to allow them to open. "This has cost us a lot of
money coming out of our pocket, especially when we have no income coming into
our business," says Ryan D'Amico, General Manager at Laser
spokesperson from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office released a statement saying, in
part, "...with the threat of a second wave on the horizon, we are
continuing to monitor how and when higher-risk industries like amusement parks
can safely reopen."