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: 2362682

Reported Deaths: 54846
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings31550210709
Queens30350010134
Suffolk2253653502
Nassau2050193243
Bronx2006696685
New York1599194598
Westchester1400252327
Erie980631875
Richmond849681901
Monroe771961151
Orange54045887
Rockland50441767
Onondaga45101704
Dutchess33437483
Albany28073368
Oneida25360538
Niagara21881382
Broome21369381
Saratoga18186185
Ulster16145270
Schenectady15071214
Rensselaer13084154
Putnam1170595
Chautauqua10622154
Oswego9402100
Chemung8837142
St. Lawrence8646115
Ontario840595
Steuben8179155
Cayuga7760100
Sullivan771780
Jefferson728571
Wayne680477
Cattaraugus662296
Genesee5959126
Herkimer5905115
Tompkins579559
Clinton546434
Madison530296
Fulton520497
Livingston510264
Montgomery4978133
Cortland472769
Warren460276
Columbia4558107
Tioga434466
Chenango411285
Otsego411050
Allegany394692
Greene387682
Wyoming386854
Washington383761
Orleans356683
Franklin337615
Lewis312336
Delaware299040
Seneca242258
Schoharie204120
Essex191429
Yates137126
Schuyler125316
Hamilton4043
Unassigned13031
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