New York begins lifting restaurant curfews for outdoor areas

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.

Posted: May 17, 2021 10:52 AM
Updated: May 17, 2021 2:52 PM

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.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2111162

Reported Deaths: 53597
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Queens2774519962
Suffolk2011393400
Nassau1837273176
Bronx1836646583
New York1383674505
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Erie896031809
Richmond750301840
Monroe690351111
Orange48330843
Rockland46958963
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Albany24708356
Oneida22633516
Niagara20045374
Broome18630366
Saratoga15379168
Ulster13915257
Schenectady13207205
Rensselaer11232143
Putnam1062192
Chautauqua8957145
Chemung7772136
Oswego762692
Ontario740893
Steuben6957145
Sullivan667676
St. Lawrence664497
Cayuga633892
Jefferson614968
Wayne578370
Cattaraugus572391
Genesee5436124
Herkimer5191109
Clinton483733
Madison456489
Livingston452360
Fulton442391
Tompkins435052
Montgomery4254127
Columbia4065104
Cortland392763
Tioga383163
Warren366057
Wyoming358353
Allegany355887
Chenango350476
Otsego346347
Greene340379
Washington316255
Orleans312083
Lewis281036
Franklin256312
Delaware238538
Seneca201156
Schoharie169217
Essex159326
Yates117926
Schuyler108014
Hamilton3132
Unassigned9717
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