New York’s state of disaster emergency will end Thursday after more than 67 weeks, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. Cuomo declared the state of disaster emergency on March 7th, 2020, shortly after the first case was reported on March 1st, 2020 when a Manhattan woman was found to be infected with the coronavirus.
The state of disaster emergency had enabled government agencies, local municipalities, hospitals, and businesses to temporarily suspend and modify laws.
It also allowed the state liquor authority to permit bars and restaurants to deliver and sell to-go alcoholic drinks in sealed containers, but this “temporary pandemic-related privilege” will end Thursday as well.
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Licensees please be advised that with the ending of our state of emergency and the return to pre-pandemic guidelines, the temporary pandemic-related privileges for to-go and delivery of alcoholic beverages will end after June 24. pic.twitter.com/bkjnbbvBw4
— NYS Liquor Authority (@NY_SLA) June 23, 2021