Outdoor dining curfew ends; most capacity restrictions eliminated later this week

Beginning Monday, New Yorkers will be allowed to eat outside past midnight, as the state's outdoor dining curfew comes to an end.

News 12 Staff

May 17, 2021, 10:00 AM

Updated 1,061 days ago

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This week, Long Island is taking a major step toward its continued reopening.
Beginning Monday, New Yorkers will be allowed to eat outside past midnight, as the state's outdoor dining curfew comes to an end.
The indoor dining curfew for bars and restaurants will be lifted May 31.
Starting Wednesday, most COVID-19 pandemic capacity restrictions will be lifted. Businesses like retail stores, hair salons, fitness centers, houses of worship and family entertainment centers will no longer have to operate on a percentage of capacity.
However, they will all still have to maintain the six-foot social distancing requirement.
Also on Wednesday, indoor social gatherings can expand to 250 people from the current 100, and outdoor residential gatherings will be permitted for up to 500 people.
Subway service also resumes operating 24/7 Monday. The MTA had stopped service overnight to ensure cars were properly cleaned.


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