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Indoor Dining Begins Wednesday, September 30

Sep 29, 2020
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Governor Cuomo has announced that restaurants in New York City can begin indoor dining services on Wednesday, September 30.

Restaurants that open for indoor dining must follow specific protocols issued by the State. Capacity will be limited to 25%, and temperature checks will be required at the door for all customers. One member of each party will be required to provide contact information for tracing if needed. Masks must be worn at all times when seated at a table, and tables must be six feet apart. Restaurants should operate with enhanced air filtration, ventilation and purification standards. Indoor bar service must remain closed (i.e., no seating or service at the bar, all alcoholic beverages must be served to the table), and indoor food and beverage service must cease at midnight (12:00am) and cannot resume until 5:00am. Click here for more guidance from New York State.

The City of New York will establish and deploy a team of 400 enforcement personnel to ensure businesses that offer indoor food services and dining in New York City comply with the State issued requirements. Any individual who observes a violation of this guidance should report such violation by calling 1-833-208-4160, texting ‘VIOLATION’ to 855-904- 5036, or completing the online complaint form.

We will continue to update our website and neighborhood guide as restaurants gradually begin to resume indoor dining services. 

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Original Post: 9.14.20