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NEAAPA Weekly News - February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021


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While we still can't meet in person, we can still get the business of the Association done. NEAAPA will hold its Annual Business Meeting virtually this year. There is no cost to attend and be part of this online event.


The agenda will be:

  • Call to Order
  • President’s Report from Eric Anderson
  • Secretary’s Report (minutes from the 2019 Annual Meeting)
  • Finance Committee Report from Cindy Brewer-Lavoie
  • Nominating Committee Report from Kevin Naughton
  • New President's Speech from Dave Oberlander
  • Membership Committee Report & Milestones from 2020 and 2021 from Tom Tessitore
  • Adjournment

Anyone wishing to participate must register in advance.


New York Attractions Given the Green Light to Reopen

With the Governor’s announcement last week, New York’s indoor attractions and outdoor amusement and water parks will reopen in the coming weeks.


“We are pleased to have been able to work with the Governor’s administration on getting this accomplished before the traditional start of the season,” said Eric Anderson, president of NEAAPA. “It will be great to see our members operating again, including indoor attractions.”


“We are especially pleased and wish to thank Governor Cuomo and his staff for their willingness to learn the intimate details of our business, how we keep people safe every day and what it takes to get open each year.  Their efforts, precautions and desire to get our industry going again were key in establishing our return in the 2021 season,” said Anderson.

Some of the key points of the reopening guidance will include a 33 percent capacity limit for outdoor amusement and water parks and 25 percent capacity for indoor attractions, along with face coverings and social distancing for all guests and staff.


NEAAPA and its members will continue working with the Governor’s Office until the guidelines have been published.


Read the full press release online at


Do you have an idea for a Member Meeting Topic that you could lead? Contact Ed Hodgdon at


COVID-19 Relief Needed to Save the Attractions Industry


Congress returned to Capitol Hill this week, and the Senate will take up consideration of the President’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package.


House Committees voted on provisions under their jurisdiction last week and the House Budget Committee is expected to put together committee all of the passed bills into a final bill later this week so that the House can vote on the bill next week when they return to DC. The goal is to vote on a bill into law by March 14, when unemployment benefits expire.


The increase in federal minimum wage is also a shaking up to be a huge battle in the evenly divided Senate. It is imperative that your elected officials hear from you as to what relief measures are needed for your businesses and how a $15 minimum wage increase tied to COVID relief legislation could impact your business operations.


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