New Closing Times for Many Small Businesses and Some May Reopen

Date: February 16, 2021

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Governor Cuomo Announces New Closing Times for Bars, Restaurants, Fitness Centers, and Other Businesses; Arenas & Stadiums To Reopen Feb. 23

Governor Cuomo announced that New York State is extending closing times from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. for bars, restaurants, gyms, fitness centers, casinos, billiard halls, and all other establishments licensed by the State Liquor Authority. The new closing times for these businesses is effective Friday, Feb. 14th.

Governor Cuomo also announced that major stadiums and arenas with a capacity of 10,000 or more people can re-open with limited spectators beginning Feb. 23. Venues and events must follow guidelines, including Department of Health approval for venues and events, capacity limitations, testing requirements, mandatory face coverings, temperature checks, and assigned, socially distanced seating. Additionally, stadiums will be limited to 10% capacity and all staff and spectators will have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the event.

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