Andrew Cuomo ready to work with sports teams on hosting fanless games

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Another major step toward the return of professional sports was taken on Monday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

With the NBA already announcing teams can have “limited, individual workouts in cities not subject to government restrictions,” Cuomo announced on Monday where professional sports stand as it pertains to the re-opening of the New York:

New York State is ready and willing to partner with major sports teams that are interested in playing games safely, without fans. If our professional sports teams can make it work (and be safe) on their end, we’re supportive.

Cuomo expressed a similar sentiment to the one he shared on Twitter during his daily press conference:

When NBA permitted team workouts, the following rules were laid out:

No more than four players would be permitted at a facility at any one time.
No head or assistant coaches could participate.
Group activity remains prohibited, including practices or scrimmages.
Players remain prohibited from using non-team facilities such as public health clubs, fitness centers, or gyms.

Furthermore, teams had to “assign one senior executive” to the position of Facility Hygiene Officer, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.