NEW YORK ((DailyNews)) — Restaurants in New York City can increase their indoor dining to 75% of capacity starting May 7, in line with the rest of the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.
The announcement is one of a number of moves concerning restaurants and pandemic regulations this week, including one repealing a requirement for food to be sold with alcoholic beverages at bars and restaurants.
Cuomo on Friday also said personal services including hair salons and barber shops could expand to 75% capacity starting May 7 as well. Gyms in New York City can go to 50% capacity starting May 15.
Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday both spoke on Thursday about wanting to see coronavirus-related restrictions lifted in the next couple of months.