Indoor Dining To Resume Beginning September 30th
By Loulou Chryssides
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that New York City restaurants can reopen indoor dining, beginning September 30th. However, bar service will not be permitted and only 25% of indoor capacity is allowed.
The reopening comes after nearly six months of no indoor dining throughout the city. Many cite the temporary ban on indoor dining as the main reason behind permanent closures of beloved restaurants in Astoria, and the greater NYC area.
Indoor dining has been allowed in every other region of the state since earlier in the summer, with most capped at 50% capacity. Governor Cuomo mentioned that indoor dining capacity can increase to 50% in New York City if the infection rate does not rise. However, should infection rates rise above 2%, indoor dining will be re-examined.
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