NYC Restaurants get an OK to Reopen Dining Rooms

This article was written by Peter Romeo with Restaurant Business.

New York City restaurants were given the go-ahead this afternoon to resume indoor dining on Sept. 30 at 25% of their interior seating capacities, a limitation New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo intends to enforce by asking customers to report violators via a special hotline.

The governor is also requiring that patrons have one member of their party leave detailed contact information so the restaurant can reach out if any customer or employee in the dining room at the time should test positive for coronavirus. The designated guest would then be contacted as the first step in having the whole party self-quarantined.

Every patron will be required to have his or her temperature taken as a condition of entry.

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