NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – New York City eagerly awaits the return of indoor dining as the reopening date approaches.
On September 30th, indoor dining can resume at 25% capacity.
The decision was made in early September by Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said the reopening was made possible thanks to New York compliance.
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Cuomo said indoor dining will require temperature checks, one party of each group must leave contact information for contact tracers, no bar service, masks must be worn unless they are seated at a table to eat, tables must be six feet Be apart and restaurants must close at midnight.
New Yorkers are asked to anonymously call or text a task force if they discover that a facility is violating the rules and is over 25% busy.
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People can call 833-208-4160 for a report or text VIOLATION at 855-904-5036.
Every restaurant must send the 25% occupancy and also the text number to the task force.
“We’re continuing New York’s economic recovery by bringing back indoor food. Working with the state and health authorities, we’ve achieved a plan that puts health and safety first by applying strict capacity limits and close monitoring citywide positive test rates are taken into account and a coordinated inspection scheme, “said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Science will guide our decision-making as we continue to monitor progress and health indicators for the next three weeks to ensure a safe reopening. This may not look like the indoor food we all know and love, but it does is an advancement for restaurant workers and all New Yorkers. “
When New York City hits 2% COVID-19 positivity rates, the city will immediately re-evaluate.
On Tuesday the governor said he was aware of the “economic pain” being inflicted on the city’s restaurant owners and workers.
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