Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced new restrictions on businesses and social events on Staten Island and imposed a 10 pm curfew on restaurants, bars and gyms statewide in response to a significant uptick in coronavirus infections.
Additionally, Cuomo announced a new 10-person cap on parties and other gatherings in private residences, including apartments and houses.
The rules take effect Friday at 10 pm.
And if that doesn’t work, the three-term governor threatened that further measures could be on the table — including nixing indoor dining at bars and restaurants — to get the spread of COVID-19 back under control.
“If these measures aren’t sufficient to reduce the spread — we’ll turn the valve more and part of that would be reducing the number of people indoor dining,” Cuomo told reporters during a Veterans Day press briefing.