NBC New York reports:
New York City restaurants can reopen indoor dining at 25 percent capacity on Valentine’s Day, one of the busiest dining days of the year, provided current downward trends in positivity and hospitalization rates continue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.
He also announced that wedding receptions of up to 50 percent or 150 people will be permitted in New York starting March 15, provided all guests are tested and local health officials approve.
The limited return of indoor dining in New York City will be a boon for struggling restaurants that have taken the most creative measures just to survive the winter. Some restaurant owners say 25 percent indoor dining isn’t enough to make ends meet either. But they’ll take it.
Update on indoor dining in NYC:
If positivity rates hold we will reopen indoor dining at 25% capacity on Valentine’s Day – February 14.
In addition to reduced capacity, mandatory safety guidelines will be in place.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 29, 2021
NY Gov. Cuomo announces indoor dining in NYC can resume at 25% capacity on Valentines Day. pic.twitter.com/y5YYDs1n0s
— The Recount (@therecount) January 29, 2021