July 16, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces New Regulations for Bars and Restaurants to Ensure Compliance with State Social Distancing and Face Covering Orders

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1.06 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive

 

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new regulations for bars and restaurants in New York City to ensure they are complying with state social distancing and face covering orders. As part of the 'Three Strikes and You're Closed' initiative, any establishment that receives three violations will be closed for business. Egregious violations can result in immediate loss of liquor license or closure before a third strike. Additionally, any establishment facing disciplinary charges by the State Liquor Authority will have its name and location posted publicly and updated on a weekly basis. If the state is alerted to similar noncompliance in other regions of the state, these restrictions will be extended to those areas immediately.

 

The Governor also announced that all restaurants and bars statewide will be subject to new requirements that they must only serve alcohol to people who are ordering and eating food and that all service at bar tops must only be for seated patrons who are socially distanced by six feet or separated by physical barriers. Under current law, only establishments that serve food are permitted to serve alcoholic beverages. Citizens who see violations or are concerned can report complaints, including photos, to the State Liquor Authority at www.sla.ny.gov.

 

The Governor also announced that a decision will be made on New York City entering phase four by tomorrow, July 17th. If New York City is approved to enter phase four on Monday, the state will not allow any additional indoor activity, such as malls and cultural institutions.

 

The Governor also announced that travel form compliance went up to 92 percent after the state announced fines for failure to complete the form.  Earlier this week, the Governor announced out-of-state travelers from the 22 designated states with the highest infection rates must provide local authorities with contact information upon entering New York to help enforce quarantining or they'll face a fine of up to $2,000 if they don't supply that information.

 

"As we continue our science-based phased reopening, the number of hospitalizations and our rate of positive tests remain steady and low," Governor Cuomo said. "But we need to remember our success fighting this virus is a function of our own actions. Mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing - basic as they may seem - are critical to controlling the spread of this virus. Especially now that we are seeing spikes in cases throughout the country, this is not the time to let up - especially on compliance enforcement. We know the prescription and we know it works - we just need to be smart and do it."

 

The Governor also updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 813 (-18)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 71 (-23)
  • Hospital Counties - 31
  • Number ICU - 165 (+0)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 88 (-6)
  • Total Discharges - 71,867 (+85)
  • Deaths - 14
  • Total Deaths - 25,014

 

Of the 72,685 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 769, or 1.06 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Capital Region

1.70%

2.10%

0.80%

Central New York

1.30%

1.30%

1.00%

Finger Lakes

1.40%

1.20%

0.90%

Long Island

2.00%

1.00%

0.90%

Mid-Hudson

1.60%

1.40%

1.10%

Mohawk Valley

1.60%

1.00%

1.00%

New York City

1.40%

1.30%

1.20%

North Country

0.50%

0.30%

0.60%

Southern Tier

0.80%

1.30%

0.50%

Western New York

2.00%

1.60%

1.00%

 

The Governor also confirmed 769 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 404,775 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 404,775 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,290

10

Allegany

70

1

Broome

861

9

Cattaraugus

142

1

Cayuga

128

0

Chautauqua

191

5

Chemung

151

0

Chenango

178

3

Clinton

111

0

Columbia

489

0

Cortland

63

2

Delaware

92

0

Dutchess

4,357

20

Erie

7,927

36

Essex

51

0

Franklin

38

1

Fulton

266

0

Genesee

254

0

Greene

271

0

Hamilton

6

0

Herkimer

202

5

Jefferson

102

2

Lewis

32

0

Livingston

153

2

Madison

377

1

Monroe

4,317

36

Montgomery

141

0

Nassau

42,506

44

Niagara

1,364

8

NYC

220,367

385

Oneida

1,868

8

Onondaga

3,225

22

Ontario

317

5

Orange

10,895

17

Orleans

288

0

Oswego

227

1

Otsego

92

1

Putnam

1,385

3

Rensselaer

639

7

Rockland

13,763

20

Saratoga

624

1

Schenectady

896

5

Schoharie

62

0

Schuyler

15

0

Seneca

76

0

St. Lawrence

237

3

Steuben

279

0

Suffolk

42,333

66

Sullivan

1,469

2

Tioga

163

0

Tompkins

198

0

Ulster

1,894

6

Warren

285

1

Washington

250

0

Wayne

223

2

Westchester

35,422

28

Wyoming

103

0

Yates

50

0

 

Yesterday, there were 14 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,014. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

2

Broome

1

Erie

1

Kings

4

Manhattan

1

Nassau

1

Queens

4

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