Indoor dining will be closed indefinitely, even as New York heads into the winter months and outdoor dining becomes a near-impossibility for customers and establishments alike. Restaurants in New York City have been allowed to serve food indoors only since September 30, and even then, at just 25 percent of capacity.

The governor claimed 74 percent of new infections were coming from “living room spread” and small gatherings, even acknowledging that the shutdown of bars and restaurants was driving the surge of home-based transmission. Such venues are responsible for only 1.4 percent of new infections, he stated, nevertheless calling indoor dining a “generator” of infections.



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