Boring COVID rule in New York bars, restaurants at the end
Cheers! Ordering your “Cuomo chips” in New York bars and restaurants is a thing of the past.
New York lawmakers should end the rule that requires New Yorkers to order food when purchasing an alcoholic beverage in bars and restaurants.
The Senate and State Assembly will vote Wednesday on a resolution to overturn some of Governor Cuomo’s executive orders related to the pandemic. Lawmakers should lift the rule requiring people to order food with alcohol.
“As more New Yorkers continue to get vaccinated and our infection rates continue to drop, it’s time to start removing some restrictions and regulations that are no longer needed, so we can reopen in full security and rebuild the economy of our state, ”said Andrea, Senate Majority Leader. Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers-Scarsdale) said in a statement. We call on New Yorkers to continue to heed public health advice regarding mask wear, observe social distancing precautions, and get vaccinated so they don’t lose ground. our recovery. “
Some bars started selling “Cuomo Chips” after the rule was put in place, while sites like Amazon started selling “Andrew Cuomo Peeping Window Stickers”.
New York officials say lifting the rule is common sense and a step in the right direction. But I want other restrictions to be lifted as well, such as the handing out of bar stools in bars and the midnight curfew.
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“This repeal is common sense and a step in the right direction, but we also need to responsibly relax other trade restrictions, such as removing the bar stool ban that prohibits customers from sitting down. in a bar, and changing the midnight curfew, which drives people to regulated restaurants and bars in unregulated homes and underground events, ”the NYC Hospitality Alliance said.
A spokesman for Governor Andrew Cuomo said Cuomo will lift the restriction in the near future.
“With the number steadily declining, lifting this COVID-related restriction was something we were in the process of implementing in the next few days,” said Rich Azzopardi, senior advisor at Cuomo. said, according to NBC. “We are pleased that the legislature recognizes that we have made enough progress on COVID for New York to be in a position to repeal this provision.”
ABC reports that Cuomo planned to end the rule on Thursday. It is not known when the rule will be officially lifted.