A 10pm Curfew For Bars and Restaurants

Due to recently rising COVID rates, New York bars and restaurants with state liquor licenses will need to close by 10pm beginning Friday, November 13.

Governor Cuomo made the announcement on Wednesday, also noting that gyms will need to close by 10pm.

While indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants with liquor licenses must end by 10pm, curbside pickup and delivery will be allowed after 10pm (though for food orders only).


In addition, indoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to 10 people beginning on Friday (down from the previous maximum of 50 people).

These new restrictions come in response to an increase in COVID-19 positivity rates. Out of 164,300 tests reported in New York State on Tuesday, 4,820 tested positive, the most which have been reported since April.

Mayor de Blasio also tweeted that NYC alone saw 817 new cases and 94 hospital admissions on Wednesday, and that the infection rate average over the last 7 days has been 2.52%.

A 10pm curfew for indoor dining in New Jersey will also go into effect beginning on Thursday, November 12.

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  1. What does the time matter as long as you are distanced? 10 o’clock 11 o’clock 12 o’clock big deal November 11, 2020
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