COVID-19: 60 violations pronounced against New York restaurants, bars for violation of rules


A total of 60 restaurants and bars in upstate New York were convicted of violations for non-compliance with COVID-19 guidelines over the weekend.

On Friday August 7 and Saturday August 8, the State Liquor Authority and the State Police Task Force visited 2,294 establishments to perform checks.

These issued violations were all in New York and Long Island.

Here’s a breakdown:

  • Bronx – 2
  • Brooklyn – 2
  • Manhattan – 22
  • Pure – 26
  • Île de Staten – 4
  • Nassau – 3
  • Suffolk – 1

On Saturday, August 8, New York State performed 65,812 COVID tests and had the lowest positive rate in a day since the start of COVID testing at 0.78%. The statewide daily rate is normally around 1.0, a little below or a little higher.

“Protect progress, protect progress,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. “Local governments are doing the enforcement. I know I repeat myself, but I repeat myself until they hear me.

“State police and the National Liquor Authority continue to try to fill the void left by local law enforcement in parts of the state.

“We need the NYPD to step in and help in New York City and we need local governments in all areas to do their jobs as well. “

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