ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s new coronavirus-era dance rules aren’t exactly “Footloose” strict, but don’t plan on cutting loose and kicking off the Sunday shoes with just anybody. The state says that when wedding receptions resume next month, guests will be allowed to hit the dance floor only with members of their immediate party, household or family seated at the same table. Even then, the rules say, dancers must wear face masks and stay within their own “dancing areas or zones.” Spaces should be at least 36 square feet in size and positioned at least six feet apart from other dance zones and tables. There’s no switching dance zones, either.
Photo: Kristine Mariana and Jorge Martinez pose for a portrait after getting married at the Empire State Building on Saturday Feb. 13, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)