As New York City moves closer towards Phase III reopening, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in today's press briefing that indoor dining is on track to reopen at 50% capacity starting July 6.
At this time, we advise you to view the State of New York Phase 3 Reopening Requirements for restaurants and food service employers and employees. The requirements include:
- Limit indoor capacity to no more than 50% of maximum occupancy, exclusive of employees.
- All indoor and outdoor tables with seating for customers must be separated by a minimum of 6 ft. in all directions. Wherever distancing is not feasible between tables, physical barriers must be enacted between such tables. Barriers must be at least 5 ft. in height and not block emergency and/or fire exits.
- Regardless of physical distance, employees must wear an acceptable face covering at all times.
- Use pre-packaged silverware or pre-rolled silverware. Silverware must be pre-rolled while wearing masks and gloves.