New York City Shutters Indoor Dining for Second Time in Pandemic

By Kurt Stolz on 11 December 2020
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Indoor dining will suspended for the second time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March in New York City.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the action late Friday afternoon.

The move comes amidst concerns over hospitalization rates after a surge in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.  It takes effect Monday.

Calling it a “bad situation” at a press conference, the governor said that “hospitalizations have not stabilized” and that a rising infection rate and the density of the city’s population makes indoor dining “too high of a risk.”

As a result, “we’re going to close indoor dining in the city on Monday,” he said.

Outdoor dining as well as takeout and delivery will continue.

Cuomo asked Congress to provide the gastronomy industry with aid.

“The Federal government must provide relief to bars and restaurants in this next package,” the governor said.

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