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NY, NJ and CT to Lift Business Capacity Restrictions Beginning May 19

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said Monday their states would lift most business capacity restrictions beginning May 19. The three governors—New York’s Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey’s Phil Murphy and Connecticut’s Ned Lamont—cited significant progress in vaccinations and sustained reduction in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Effective May 19, businesses will be limited only by the space available for patrons or groups to maintain the required social distance of six feet. Event venues can exceed current social gatherings limits if all attendees over age 4 can present proof of either vaccination or negative COVID testing status.

“Our region has led by example since the beginning of the pandemic, taking the virus seriously and working collaboratively across state lines to the benefit of all of our residents,” said Lamont.

Cuomo cited the three states’ “successful, data-based regional approach” as a driver toward reopening the state economies.


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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