ALBANY, N.Y. – Bars and restaurants across New York can allow customers to stay past midnight starting Monday – as long as they’re in an outdoor dining area.
At the end of April, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to lift restaurant curfews that were implemented during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 1 a.m. curfew on catered events was also lifted Monday, as long as proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is required at the event.
At the end of the month on May 31, restaurants can stay open past midnight with people seated indoors and outdoors.
New York is also lifting capacity restrictions at most indoor venues, including restaurants, on May 19. However, the establishment must still allow for six-feet of social distancing.