On Wednesday, Cuomo released a press release changing some of the rules we’ve been following since the pandemic started and a lot of local businesses are happy to see it!
Governor Cuomo and his team have released a press release loosening up some restrictions that we’ve been following since the pandemic hit.
Across the state:
- Curfew will be removed from outdoor dining areas beginning MAY 17 and indoor dining areas beginning MAY 31
- Curfew for catered events where attendees have proof of vaccination status or negative COVID test result will be lifted beginning MAY 17 and curfew for all catered events MAY 31
- Catered events can resume at residences beginning MAY 3 in accordance with New York’s reopening guidelines
- NEW YORK CITY ONLY: Seating allowed at bars beginning MAY 3
To elaborate a bit, Spectrum News said, “the governor’s release says catered events can resume at residences beginning May 3 above the state’s residential gathering limit of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors, as long as the events are “staffed by a professional, licensed caterer, permitted by the respective locality or municipality, and strictly adhere to health and safety guidance, including social and event gathering limits, masks, and social distancing.”
New York Upstate also noted that the rule stating that dancing at these events must be kept to required marked areas where people from the same tables could dance together, is ending. It has since been replaced with required social distancing and masks at the event.
Last, most recently, the NY Post is reporting that “Legislature voted Wednesday to remove Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pandemic-era rule requiring that food be purchased with all booze sales at bars and restaurants.” So, say goodbye to “Cuomo Chips” and drink away!