Cuomo implements mandatory restaurant closing time, limits indoor gatherings to 10 people

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new state restrictions Wednesday amid a rise in coronavirus cases across New York.

Posted: Nov 11, 2020 1:58 PM
Updated: Nov 11, 2020 5:40 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (UPDATED) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new state restrictions Wednesday amid a rise in coronavirus cases across New York.

Starting at 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, any bar, restaurant or other establishment with a state liquor license, as well as all gyms, must close at 10 p.m. daily. Cuomo said restaurants can still do takeout and curbside pickup after 10 p.m., but cannot serve alcohol to-go. 

"If you look at where the cases are coming from, if you do the contact tracing, you'll see they're coming from three main areas: establishments where alcohol is served, gyms, and indoor gatherings at private homes," said Cuomo.

Cuomo said indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will also be limited to 10 people, "unless your household happens to be more than 10, then it's your household." This will also take effect Friday at 10 p.m.

He said this is in response to the "prevalence of COVID-spreading resulting from small indoor gatherings, including Halloween parties."

As with other state mandates put in place throughout the pandemic, Cuomo says local enforcement will play a key role.

"The rules are only as good as the enforcement. Local governments are in charge of enforcement. There are only two fundamental truths in this situation: it's individual discipline and it's government enforcement. Period. End of sentence. I need the local governments to enforce this," said Cuomo.

The governor said the state has been preparing to implement restrictions if cases were to rise this fall, as they have in many areas.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1323312

Reported Deaths: 42134
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1651787958
Kings1622028176
Suffolk1340572677
Nassau1199332604
Bronx1105945327
Westchester884041836
New York791053490
Erie540971409
Richmond468611405
Monroe45706816
Rockland32948821
Orange30012661
Onondaga28797547
Dutchess17623336
Oneida17540369
Albany17287270
Niagara12718253
Broome11804270
Saratoga984289
Schenectady9131137
Ulster8129200
Rensselaer7349110
Putnam682476
Chautauqua594772
Chemung5782111
Oswego512375
Ontario490483
Steuben4740132
Cayuga465575
Sullivan399451
St. Lawrence393864
Herkimer389670
Wayne384556
Genesee3834102
Cattaraugus358162
Jefferson347629
Madison328876
Livingston284442
Tompkins281125
Cortland273855
Columbia269374
Allegany244275
Montgomery240078
Clinton236018
Tioga231354
Wyoming230344
Fulton229156
Warren224542
Greene217863
Orleans202471
Chenango188845
Otsego184324
Washington164427
Lewis161325
Seneca129847
Franklin12979
Delaware110027
Essex102521
Schoharie9606
Yates87522
Schuyler75110
Hamilton1611
Unassigned71110
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