Due to the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in states around the country, today it was announced that the reopening of indoor restaurant and bar service in NYC, which was scheduled to begin on July 6th will be POSTPONED until further notice.
Indoor Dining POSTPONED
By NYC Hospitality Alliance
New York City restaurants and bars have been financially devastated and the only thing they can afford less than not reopening now, is to reopen, rehire and resupply to only be shut down again shortly thereafter if there's a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, similar to the spikes closing businesses around the country. We respect the government and public health official’s decision to postpone the anticipated July 6th reopening of indoor dining, but the longer neighborhood restaurants and bars are forced to be closed, the harder it will be for them to ever successfully reopen. This makes it even more urgent to forgive rent, expand outdoor dining and enact other responsive policies to save our city’s beloved small businesses and jobs.
The NYC Hospitality Alliance will bring you updates as they become available and we will not stop fighting for the future of our industry.