By Flavia K. Tucker, The Ultimate Patriot
The New York City Hospitality Alliance, speaking on behalf of thousands of restaurants and similar businesses, called for Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to allow New York City restaurants to resume indoor dining. Throughout the rest of the state, restaurants have already been allowed to resume indoor dining at a 50% capacity.
Although New York City just reported its lowest infection rate since the beginning of the pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested earlier this week that the city won’t be able to “really come back” until “we have a vaccine.” A spokesperson did, however, clarify that a vaccine is not necessarily “a definitive requirement for indoor dining.”
With autumn quickly approaching and temperatures beginning to drop, many restaurant owners are concerned that outdoor dining is rapidly becoming a nonexistent option. The executive director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance has stated that while they would prefer to collaborate with city officials to devise a solution, the group is likely going to have to take legal action against the city.
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