Governor Cuomo Announces Restrictions for Bars, Restaurants, Gyms and Residential Gatherings
Governor Cuomo Announces Restaurants, Bars & Other SLA-licensed Entities Must Close In-person Service From 10 PM to 5 AM Daily.
Delivery and Curbside Pick-Up without Alcohol May Continue After 10 PM
Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings at Private Residences Will Be Limited to 10 People
Gyms Also Required to Close Daily at 10 PM Statewide
Effective Friday November 13, 2020 at 10 p.m
Restaurants will still be allowed to provide curbside, food-only pick-up or delivery after 10 p.m., but will not be permitted to serve alcohol to go. The State Liquor Authority will issue further guidance for licensees as to what sales are continued to be permitted.
The Governor also announced that indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people. The limit will be implemented due to the recent prevalence of COVID spread resulting from small indoor gatherings including Halloween parties. These gatherings have become a major cause of cluster activity across the state.
Further, this public health measure brings New York State in line with neighboring states including Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
"If you look at where the cases are coming from, if you do the contact tracing, you'll see they're coming from three main areas: establishments where alcohol is served, gyms, and indoor gatherings at private homes," Governor Cuomo said. "The reason we have been successful in reducing the spread in New York is we have been a step ahead of COVID. You know where it's going; stop it before it gets there. And you know where it's going by following the science. This is the calibration that we've talked about: increase economic activity, watch the positivity rate - if the positivity rate starts to go up, back off on the economic activity. It was never binary -- economic activity or public health -- it was always both."
Read the Press Release HERE