Dear Village Folks:
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and residential gatherings in New York State.
Effective Friday, November 13, at 10 p.m., bars, restaurants and gyms/fitness centers, as well as any establishment authorized by the State Liquor Authority, will be required to close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. Restaurants will still be allowed to provide curbside, food-only pick-up or delivery after 10 p.m. (no alcohol-to-go).
The Governor also announced that indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people. The limit will be implemented due to the recent prevalence of COVID spread resulting from small indoor gatherings including Halloween parties. These gatherings have become a major cause of cluster activity across the state.
This public health measure brings New York State in line with neighboring states including Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This new rule is also effective at 10 p.m. Friday.
Governor Cuomo said local governments are in charge of enforcement. The Governor took these actions because of the widespread increase in COVID cases across New York State and throughout the country.
Please continue to comply with the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control regarding hygiene, masks and social distancing.