Date Posted: July 24th, 2020
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Dear New York state members of the USBC,
As you know, Governor Cuomo signed an executive order in mid-March that closed all bowling centers in New York state as well as other non-essential businesses. Phase 4 has come and gone, and we are still in limbo, not knowing when our opening day will be.
Since we have been closed, bowling proprietors across the state have spent their time cleaning, sanitizing and retrofitting their centers to help ensure a safe and fun experience when we reopen. USBC immediately gave us guidance on how you can compete in the post-COVID-19 era, and BPAA and MUBIG (Multi-Unit Bowling Information Group) provided protocols that bowling centers are embracing to keep both staff and patrons safe and sound.
The state proprietors have been lobbying each of their state representatives to convince the governor that bowling is safe, the operators are smart and our bowlers always will play by the rules.
Don’t forget, most bowling centers have approximately 1,000 square feet per lane, and a pair of lanes is 11 feet 5 inches wide. There is plenty of room to ensure social distancing while competing in your league.
If you would like to contact the governor regarding New York state bowling centers reopening, please select the link below.
We hope you are doing well and want you to know that when you are ready to get back on the lanes, we’ll be ready for you. The safety of our bowlers and staff members is our top priority.
Thank you again for bowling with us. We hope to see you on the lanes when we get the green light from the governor.