Curfews Lifted for NY Casinos but Not Bars
Casinos, Movie theaters, bowling alleys, billiard halls and gyms in New York will be able to stay open past 11 p.m. starting April 5 but bars and restaurants remain under curfew.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the lifting of the curfew for some establishments, but not for the bars that see a large portion of their business late at night. The midnight curfew for catered events also remains.
The Governor says improvements in infection rates, hospitalizations and vaccination rates in the state are allowing the lifting of more restrictions but he says caution is still needed.
The Democrat on March 17 said the remaining 11 p.m. curfews for restaurants, bars and caterers will to be evaluated late next month.
Cuomo also announced March 17 that the remaining five Yellow Zones that had additional restrictions due to higher numbers of COVID-19 cases and possible stress on their area hospitals would be eliminated next week. Those clusters in East and West Bronx, Manhattan, Newburgh, New Windsor, Queens, Kew Gardens and Forest Hills will come out of the Yellow Zone restrictions on March 22nd and fall in line with the guidance being followed in other parts of the state.