Mayor de Blasio on board with Gov. Cuomo’s new COVID-19 restrictions
Mayor Bill de Blasio stood in solidarity with the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to put new guidelines in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The mayor backed the governor’s decision, stating that the Department of Health reported 685 new cases in the city Wednesday.
The new restriction will cause restaurants, bars and gyms to close at 10 p.m.
Many restaurants owners are worried about their businesses, as they have been much of the pandemic. The city’s Hospitality Alliance just released a survey stating more than 88% of restaurants, bars and nightlife establishments could not pay full rent in October and that was just 400 people who took the survey.
As of Friday, businesses that own state liquor licenses must close at 10 p.m. However, curbside pickup will still be allowed.
Gyms will also have to close at 10 p.m. daily and can open back up at 5 a.m. Gov. Cuomo has said that bars, restaurants and gyms are one of the main spreaders of coronavirus and as the city is reaching that fine line of a second wave, the mayor is also hoping this will work to stop the city from another more restrictive shutdown.
Also, in the restrictions is a limit on gatherings. Gov. Cuomo is shutting down indoor and outdoor gatherings and house parties with big groups. There’s a limit of 10 people max allowed in a home per household.