The State of New York has released Phase 3 Indoor Reopening Requirements for restaurants and food service employers and employees.
NYC entered Phase 1 on June 8 - more details below. 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.