New York State released the following details regarding the new COVID-19 restrictions that take effect at 10:00PM on Friday, November 13th.
- All businesses that are licensed by the State Liquor Authority for on premises service of alcoholic beverages, shall cease all on premises service and consumption of food and beverages (including alcoholic beverages), inside or outside, at or before 10:00PM and shall not reopen before the later of any stipulated opening hours or existing county opening hours permit.
- To-go and delivery service of food, and non-alcoholic beverages only, may continue at such business licensed for on premises service until the earlier of any stipulated closing hours or existing county closing hours permit. NO alcohol to-go after 10:00PM
- All restaurants, irrespective of whether such restaurant is licensed by the State Liquor Authority, shall cease in-person dining at 10:00PM, but may continue curbside takeout and delivery service after 10:00PM so long as otherwise permitted, and may reopen no earlier than 5:00AM.
You may read the full executive order here for additional details.
The State Liquor Authority will publish an FAQ in the near future. It will be posted on their website, so you can check back but we will also share it.
We know these new restrictions make an already impossible situation even more difficult. We will keep fighting for our industry during these trying times.