David Wilcox, AUBURN – New York state’s ban on certain businesses during the coronavirus pandemic is less than a day old, but many in the Auburn area are already bracing for impact as they try to adapt.

The ban, announced early Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and enacted at 8 that night, applies to movie theaters, gyms and casinos outright. Bars and restaurants are limited to takeout services.

Businesses and other spaces not covered by the ban, including social gatherings, are limited to a capacity of 50 people….

Other affected businesses are addressing the ban more creatively. For instance, Auburn Public Theater, which had to cancel or postpone all its programming for the next month at least, is livestreaming its Tuesday Nite Mic on Facebook Live tonight. And those with subscriptions to the Auburn location of Planet Fitness can now livestream free workout classes from their homes.

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