New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement on Wednesday that he would be lifting the curfew for both indoor and outdoor dining and bar seating will be lifted in New York City beginning in the month of May.
The curfew was actually extended to midnight not that long ago. The curfew will be completely lifted for outdoor dining places on May 17 and for indoor dining on May 31.
“Everything we’ve been doing is working — all the arrows are pointing in the right direction and now we’re able to increase economic activity even more,” Cuomo declared in a recently statement. “Lifting these restrictions for restaurants, bars and catering companies will allow these businesses that have been devastated by the pandemic to begin to recover as we return to a new normal in a post-pandemic world.”
There’s currently a 1 a.m. curfew in place for events that feature catering where those in attendance have to present proof of immunization or of a recent negative COVID test in order to participate.
However, this guideline is set to be lifted on May 17. The rest will be done away with on May 31.