He also ‘ordered’ people not to have more than 10 people in their homes for Thanksgiving….
The guy IS trying to deal with increased virus infections…
It’s gonna be a rough time for all that…Thanksgiving, Christmas, The Jewish Holiday of Chanukah, and New Year”s ARE get tougher time and people are gonna have a hard time not doing so….The infection rates are certain to rise going into January ….
New York is still way below the rest of the country in virus numbers….
New York’s restaurants with liquor licenses, bars and gyms must close at 10 each night and gatherings in private residences must be capped at 10 people, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday, as COVID-19 rates continued to rise statewide.
The new restrictions, which apply to any facility with a liquor license, will take effect at 10 p.m. on Friday.
“We have always been good at staying ahead of COVID and this is the calibration that we’ve talked about: increase economic activity, watch the positivity rate, positivity rate starts to go up, back off on the economic activity,” Cuomo said on a telephone briefing with reporters Wednesday.
Restaurants can continue to offer curbside pickup after 10 p.m., Cuomo said. Gatherings in private residences previously had been restricted to 50 people.
Some restaurant owners said the new mandate could devastate their businesses….
But, Cuomo said, “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.”
He added that the house party mandate does not apply to households with more than 10 people….