Governor Andrew Cuomo announcing that indoor dining will soon be at 75 percent in New York City. Starting May 7th, restaurants, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services can all expand to 75 percent. Social distancing and masks will still be required.
"After a long and incredibly difficult fight, New York State is winning the war against COVID-19, and that means it's time to loosen some restrictions put in place to protect the public health and help our local businesses," Governor Cuomo said. "There's no doubt that restaurants have been among the pandemic's hardest hit businesses, and New York City's thriving restaurant industry has found it challenging to keep staff and maintain profits. We're easing restrictions on restaurants, personal care services and gyms to put more money in the pockets of small business owners and working people in New York City, which was hit so hard by the pandemic but, I have no doubt, will come back stronger than ever."
It follows Mayor De Blasio's announcement that New York City will fully reopen on July 1.