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New York City restaurants increase indoor dining capacity to 50%

New York City restaurants are now allowed to be at 50% capacity for indoor dining.

News 12 Staff

Mar 20, 2021, 2:22 AM

Updated 1,219 days ago

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It’s been nearly a year since indoor dining was completely shut down, and since then restaurants have been through varying degrees of restrictions.
Before today, indoor capacity for restaurants was at 25%.
The normal maximum occupancy for Parkview Diner in Coney Island is 225, so they will have a little over 100 customers inside at a time.
There will still be restrictions for those looking to eat inside.
Visitors will have their temperatures checked before entering, and they will need to leave their information for contact tracing.
Tables still must be six feet apart, and masks are required when not seated at a table.
The manager at Parkview Diner says they are going to follow restrictions to make customers feel safe and comfortable.
There is also an 11 p.m. curfew for all restaurants in the city.
Parkview Diner is counting on delivery and takeout orders to help them during those hours.


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