As you know, the NYC Hospitality Alliance and others have been advocating to have indoor dining safely reopened in the city, similarly to those around the rest of the state.
Today, Governor Cuomo indicated that by the end of the week he will have a plan for New York City restaurants. We will bring you the details when available. In response, the NYC Hospitality Alliance issued the following statement:
"We’re happy that Governor Cuomo heard the voice of New York City’s decimated restaurant industry and we look forward to working towards a plan that hopefully reopens indoor dining soon. As the governor acknowledged, it’s paramount these decisions are based on data. And, because New York City has lower infection and hospitalization rates than nearly all counties in the rest of the state where indoor dining is open at 50% occupancy, our city’s restaurants must be treated equitably and reopened safely. Highly regulated, limited occupancy indoor dining has been a minor factor for virus transmission and full shutdowns have exacerbated the current economic crisis, which has permanently shuttered thousands of restaurants and bars and put over 140,000 people out of work in our city."