ALBANY, N.Y. - Governor Cuomo announced on Monday he has lifted the midnight curfew for indoor dining at bars and restaurants, effective Monday, May 31.
Cuomo announced last month that the restriction would eventually be lifted.
With that, establishments can return to the closing times that their liquor licenses or other regulations allow.
A similar pandemic curfew for outdoor dining ended May 17.
Restaurateurs have been looking forward to the later hours as they try to recover from the shutdowns and other limitations on their business during the virus crisis.
Governor Cuomo added, "Like every other milestone of the state's reopening, the end of curfew for indoor dining is the result of New Yorkers banding together, practicing safety precautions and getting vaccinated, so we can defeat the virus and work our way towards a new normal."