NY Gov. Cuomo reverses course: Allows restaurants to reopen at 25% capacity

Facing a class-action lawsuit from hundreds of New York City restaurant owners, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces indoor dining can reopen this month.

“Opening restaurants, I understand the economic benefit. I understand the economic pressure that there’s a whole industry around restaurants. We’re now announcing today that we can go to 25 percent of indoor dining,” said Gov. Cuomo in a press briefing.

But is the 25 percent capacity cap too little, too late to help the industry recover?

Gov. Cuomo described some of the protocols put in place, to ensure that this reopening is safe. There will be mandatory temperature checks at the door. One member of each party required to provide contact info for tracing if needed. No bar service, but you can still get drinks through your waiter or waitress.

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