NYC Indoor Dining To Return With Stringent Rules

The New York Daily News reports:

Order up. Gov. Cuomo set the table Wednesday for indoor dining to resume in New York City by the end of the month. Restaurants in the five boroughs can reopen their doors and welcome patrons back to their dining rooms on Sept. 30 — with stringent coronavirus precautions in place.

Capacity will be limited to 25%, tables must be placed six feet apart and temperature checks of all patrons will be mandatory. There will be no walk-up bar service, customers will be required to leave contact information and eateries must be closed by midnight, the governor said during a press briefing in Manhattan.

“Opening restaurants, I understand the economic benefit and I understand the economic pressure they’ve been under,” Cuomo said of struggling Big Apple restaurants that have been shuttered or serving outdoors for months.