Friend: Bowling Alley Reopening Is A Move in The Right Direction

State must continue to work toward reopening economy

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) is pleased to hear that bowling alleys have been given the okay and guidance as to how to open safely and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The governor announced that bowling alleys will be able to operate at 50 percent of maximum capacity, with lanes closed between each group.

“After lots of advocacy and press conferences with local bowling proprietors and officials, I am pleased to hear that bowling alleys have been given the green light to open,” said Friend. “I continue to push for our economy to reopen with proper guidance to keep patrons and people in their jobs. I urge the governor to safely accelerate this process and actively develop ways for our communities to move forward, rather than hold them back.”

Despite the new guidelines on bowling alleys, Friend says there are other businesses, such as gyms and wedding venues, which remain closed because of the state and a lack of guidance. He hopes more information will be provided in the near future, so these additional businesses can also get back on track.