Indoor dining will begin on September 30th at a 25% occupancy, and is subject to further restrictions which you should read below.
- Interim Guidance For New York City Indoor Food Services During The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (on the last page of this document you must affirm that you will operate in accordance with the requirements)
To determine your maximum occupancy, you will use 25% of your Certificate of Occupancy or Letter of No Objection occupancy number. You do NOT have to include employees in that 25% patron number. (However, if employees are having a meal in the public dining area, then at that time they count towards the 25%, if employees are in a non-public area, they do not count towards the occupancy maximum.)
All service of food and beverages must end at midnight, 7 days a week. However, patrons are allowed an additional 30 minutes, to 12:30 am, to finish consumption of their meal. Then the establishment must close.
BARS INSIDE ESTABLISHMENTS
All physical patron bars must be converted to service bars only. That means no seats at bars and patrons cannot directly order a drink at the bar or be served a drink at the bar. All service is at seated tables.
Tables are to be spaced 6 feet apart. However, when that is not feasible, they can be closer if approved barriers are placed between the tables.
NO FACE MASK, NO ENTRY
Cannot allow patrons to enter the establishment, go to or from the bathroom, stand inside for takeout, if they are not wearing a face covering.