Cuomo was facing a class action suit against his keeping the restaurant’s closed…
They are open everywhere else in the state….
The restriction’s he wants are NOT gonna work everywhere….
New York City restaurants can reopen for indoor dining at 25 percent capacity with restrictions by Sept. 30, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday.
“I understand the economic benefit and I understand the economic pressure they’ve been under,” Cuomo said at a midtown press briefing.
The city’s restaurant industry, which employs 300,000 people at 25,000 establishments, has not been allowed to host customers indoors since the coronavirus pandemic hit the five boroughs in March. Cuomo has been hesitant to fully restaurant the industry because of enforcement issues and concerns about COVID-19 outbreaks.
The reopening comes with a host of restrictions– diners must get their temperature checked before entering restaurants, wear a mask inside, and at least one member of each party must provide contact information for contact tracing if there’s an outbreak at the eatery.
There will be no bar service, people must stay six feet apart, closing time is midnight, and restaurants must meet an air filtration requirement, Cuomo added….