Governor's Office Latest Update & Restrictions
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and residential gatherings in New York State.
OVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES RESTAURANTS, BARS & OTHER SLA-LICENSED ENTITIES MUST CLOSE IN-PERSON SERVICE FROM 10 PM TO 5 AM DAILY
Delivery and Curbside Pick-Up without Alcohol May Continue After 10 PM
Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings at Private Residences Will Be Limited to 10 People
Gyms Also Required to Close Daily at 10 PM Statewide
New Rules Effective Friday at 10 PM
Effective Friday 11/13 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. The State Liquor Authority will issue further guidance for licensees as to what sales are continued to be permitted.
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. Further, this public health measure brings New York State in line with neighboring states including Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This new rule is also effective Friday 11/13 at 10 p.m.
Governor Cuomo continued: "The rules are only as good as the enforcement. Local governments are in charge of enforcement. There are only two fundamental truths in this situation: it's individual discipline and it's government enforcement. Period. End of sentence. I need the local governments to enforce this."
The Governor took these actions amid a widespread increase in cases throughout the nation and an increase in New York, which was expected moving into the fall and winter seasons.