New York City restaurants can reopen for indoor dining at 25 percent capacity with restrictions by Sept. 30, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday.
“I understand the economic benefit and I understand the economic pressure they’ve been under,” Cuomo said at a midtown press briefing.
The city’s restaurant industry, which employs 300,000 people at 25,000 establishments, has not been allowed to host customers indoors since the coronavirus pandemic hit the five boroughs in March. Cuomo has been hesitant to fully restaurant the industry because of enforcement issues and concerns about COVID-19 outbreaks.
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