The long wait is over for frustrated restaurant owners in New York City.
Indoor dining can resume on Sept. 30 but with many restrictions. Governor Cuomo said all customers will have their temperatures checked, one person from each table must provide contact information in case tracing is needed, masks must be worn when not seated, there will be no bar service and restaurants will have to close at midnight.
Cuomo also said indoor dining will be limited to 25% capacity. “We ask people if you are in a restaurant and you see more than 25 percent in that restaurant in indoor dining, you text the violation, the information to the task force.”
The governor said if the coronavirus infection rate remains where it is now, indoor dining capacity may be increased to 50% in November.