What does this mean?
Effective Friday at 10 p.m., bars, restaurants and gyms or fitness centers, as well as any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment, will be required to close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.Restaurants will still be allowed to provide curbside, food-only pick-up or delivery after 10 p.m., but will not be permitted to serve alcohol to go.
NYC bars and restaurants were previously mandated to close outdoor dining at 11 p.m. and indoor dining at midnight.
And what else came from yesterday's announcement?
The Governor also announced that indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people. The limit will be implemented due to the recent prevalence of COVID spread resulting from small indoor gatherings including Halloween parties.These gatherings have become a major cause of cluster activity across the state.
"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," Cuomo said in a statement announcing the new restrictions.
The city’s overall infection rate is roughly 2.5 percent in a seven-day average. According to data from the city, the 10009 zip code has an infection rate of 1.16 percent in that timeframe; 0.52 percent in the 10003 zip code.