Governor Cuomo instituted new rules on Wednesday as Covid cases have climbed in the city, making restaurants and bars that have state liquor licenses close at 10 p.m. each night. Gyms also have to close at 10 and the state is limiting private gatherings to 10 people.
NYS is taking action to stop the spread in response to rising COVID numbers.
Any establishment with a state liquor license, including bars and restaurants, must close at 10pm.
Gyms must also close at 10pm.
These new statewide rules will take effect Friday, 10pm.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 11, 2020
The Covid positivity rate in New York City hit 4.47% on Tuesday and has risen to 2.52% over a seven-day period.
BREAKING: NYC has updated daily positivity rates. Single day rates now reported at…
* Monday 11/9: 3.91%
* Tuesday 11/10: 4.47%
7-day avg now up to 2.52%
Our second wave is here. We need to act fast.
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) November 11, 2020
Cuomo acknowledged the economic hardship this will bring, but said it must be weighed against the potential loss of life, according to the Daily News.
“It’s tough on bars and restaurants. It’s tough in gyms. It’s tough on everyone. It’s tough on everyone,” Cuomo said. “I would say we are within sight of the finish line. The vaccine has been discovered. It has to be perfected, it had to be operationalized, but we see the finish line.”
“Losing money hurts,” he added, “but money can be replaced. Losing a loved one hurts forever.”