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Cuomo says NYC to allow in-door dining later this month


Indoor dining can resume in New York City at limited capacity later this month, Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoNew York puts Ohio back on travel advisory list Cuomo: ‘Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York, that is a fact’ New York infection rate stays below 1 percent for 30 straight days MORE (D) said Wednesday.

Restaurants will be able to reopen indoors on Sept. 30 at 25 percent capacity with additional restrictions in place, the governor announced.

All patrons must have their temperature checked at the door, and one member of each party will be required to provide the restaurant with information for potential contact tracing. Tables will need to be 6 feet apart, and patrons will have to wear masks when they’re not seated.

Restaurants will not be allowed to provide bar service or any service after midnight, according to the state’s restrictions.

Most establishments across New York state have reopened for indoor service, but the restriction had not yet been lifted in New York City, which was the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus early on in the pandemic.

The city and state have since largely mitigated the spread of the disease. Cuomo said the state reported 576 new positive cases Wednesday, out of 63,230 tests the previous day. He also said there were three new fatalities since Tuesday.



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