For the past couple of months, seating at bars and restaurants have ended at 9:30pm in order to align with the 10pm curfew. Now, we have more time!
Governor Cuomo announced during an update Friday, February 12th, that the curfew will be extended one hour to 11 pm, according to Eater New York. The curfew will begin this Sunday, February 14th.
Cuomo bases this change on science saying that the positivity rate has been the lowest since November 30th and there has been a “net decline” of hospitalizations. Even numbers in New York City have seen an extensive decline lately.
The curfew has been in place since November because the Governor was concerned about overcrowded bars at night but always left the idea open of changing the curfew. Hopefully, we’ll see that with this curfew change, numbers will continue to decline and then, the curfew can be extended again soon.