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With the number of positive COVID-19 cases climbing in New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo is imposing new statewide restrictions effective Friday, November 13, 2020 at 10PM. According to the Governor’s website, the restrictions are as follows:

  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences are limited to 10 people or fewer.
  • Bars, restaurants and gyms or fitness centers, as well as any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment, will be required to close in-person service from 10PM to 5AM daily.
  • Restaurants will still be allowed to provide curbside, food-only pick-up or delivery after 10PM but will not be permitted to serve alcohol to go.

Empire State Development provides these additional details from New York State:

  • Social clubs – Elks, American Legions, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy, etc. are included in the restrictions.
  • Restaurants without liquor licenses – They are also included in the restrictions but are allowed to continue delivery and to-go service after 10PM.
  • Casinos – the entire casino floor operation must close at 10PM (not just the bars, restaurants, and drink service).
  • Movie theaters that have SLA licenses – If a movie theater has an SLA license, all movies in the theater have to be over and closed by 10PM.
  • Last call must take place before 10PM.
  • 24 hour establishments such as diners may reopen at 5AM.

For the latest information on these new COVID-19 restrictions, please visit

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