NEW YORK – New York State is looking into the possibility of extending the curfew for some bars and restaurants.
Reporters brought up the idea during a press conference briefing on Wednesday, asking if the is willing to extend the curfew because Syracuse’s men’s basketball team is playing Saturday night, tip-off is at 10 p.m. and businesses could miss out on potential profits.
State Health Commissioner doctor Howard Zucker says it all comes down to safety.
“We want the team to win but we also want people to be safe so we’re looking at that to be sure that whatever decision we make that the fans are safe,” said Dr. Zucker. “A similar question came up in Buffalo when we had the Bills.”
State leaders say they are “actively looking at it.” The state did not lift the mandatory curfew for the Bills-Ravens divisional round playoff game.
Several New York Lawmakers introduced a resolution this week to lift the state’s curfew restriction on bars and restaurants altogether.