Governor Cuomo’s office announced Wednesday that New York City restaurants will be able to increase their indoor dining capacity from 35 to 50% beginning March 19, at which point restaurants in other parts of the state will be able to increase to 75%.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that his state will be making the same jump from 35 to 50%.
NEW: Beginning March 19, restaurants in NYC will expand indoor dining to 50%.
NJ restaurants will likewise expand to 50% capacity on March 19 @GovMurphy and I will work together to protect the public health.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 10, 2021
NYC restaurants have been at a 35% indoor dining capacity since February 26.
“In New York State, our decisions are based on science and data and we are encouraged by the continued decline in infection and hospitalization rates,” Governor Cuomo said. “In partnership with the State of New Jersey, we are expanding our indoor dining openings in New York City to 50 percent. We will continue to follow the science and react accordingly. If we keep the infections down and vaccinations up, we will continue to stay ahead in the footrace against this invisible enemy and reach the light at the end of the tunnel together.”