ALBANY, N.Y. --- Governor Cuomo has ordered the executive order mandating restaurants close by 11 pm to be extended. The order was set to expire on April 6th, but Cuomo has extended it now to May 6th.
The order was enacted during the pandemic to prevent the spread of COVID. Dozens of restaurants across New York State have sued New York over the executive order.
The State Liquor Authority also updated its guidance regarding alcohol to-go. The Liquor Authority saying that will now be allowed until May 6th. The State Liquor Authority allowed licensed businesses to offer to-go beverages to help with sales during the pandemic. Beer or liquor that is purchased to-go, needs to be packaged in a sealed container.
Also, customers still have to purchase food in order to have alcohol.