New York City Bars, Restaurants and Gyms Prepare for New Coronavirus Restrictions; Gatherings limited to 10 or less – CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New Yorkers will face new coronavirus restrictions on Friday as cases increase in the region.Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the new rules on Wednesday and called Staten Island a “yellow zone.”

“If the national numbers are increasing and the states around you are increasing, be prepared,” the governor said.

From Friday, all bars and restaurants must close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. They can still do take out and overnight deliveries, but alcohol free.

“Where are these people going to go if they want to hang out with their friends? Not in such a controlled place as here, ”said Jason Clark, operating partner of Hold Fast restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen.

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Gyms must also close at 10 p.m.

The new regulations limit private gatherings to 10 people, unless they are from the same household.

Cuomo also upgraded the village of Port Chester to an Orange Zone and called Staten Island a Yellow Zone micro-cluster.

“The Staten Islanders spend a lot of time going back and forth to New Jersey, and New Jersey has a very high rate, and I think that’s part of what explains the high rate on Staten Island,” he said. -he declares.

With an infection rate in the borough above 2.5% on average, Catholic schools on Staten Island are moving to entirely remote schools, with immediate effect.

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Despite this, regional councilor Joe Borelli is provocative.

“The governor will not affect our Thanksgiving plans. We will be around 12 people yesterday, we will be around 12 people tomorrow, ”he told CBS2.

The governor warned that if the new rules do not slow the spread, even stricter measures could follow.

Meanwhile, across the Hudson River in New Jersey, new regulations begin today. Meals inside must end by 10 p.m. and there will be no bar. In addition, interstate indoor sports competitions up to and including high school will be prohibited.

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