New York State Restaurant Capacity Okayed To Increase Up To 75%

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ALBANY — Restaurants outside of New York City can increase their capacity from 50 to 75 percent.

That’s according to Governor Cuomo who announced the news on Sunday.

“Our fight in the war against COVID-19 continues, but we are encouraged by the decrease in infection and hospitalization rates and the rise in vaccinations,” Governor Cuomo said. “As we expand our vaccine distribution and celebrate the arrival of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, we have never been closer to defeating this beast once and for all. It is critical that New Yorkers not succumb to COVID fatigue and remain vigilant.”

”Until the day the war is won, we all need to continue the practices we know work – washing hands, social distancing and masking up,” Cuomo furthered. “The numbers are a reflection of our actions and when we work together, we will see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Between now and March 19, if COVID numbers change, adjustments will be made as necessary.

The legislature has five days to review the change.


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