With better Covid numbers state-wide, restaurant and bar closings pushed back an hour to 11 p.m.
Press Release, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that given the continued decline in hospitalization and infection rates throughout New York, closing times for restaurants and bars will be extended from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. statewide beginning Sunday, February 14.
“Our decisions are based on science and data and we adjust as the virus adjusts. The infection rate and hospitalizations have continued to significantly decline,” Cuomo said. “Accordingly, we have adjusted with arena and catering hall openings with rigorous testing and limited capacity indoor dining openings in New York City. We will also move the restaurant and bar closing hour from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. statewide on Sunday. We will continue to follow the science and react accordingly. If we keep the infections down and vaccinations up, we will continue to stay ahead in the footrace against this invisible enemy.”
Today’s data is summarized:
- Test Results Reported – 237,134
- Total Positive – 8,404
- Percent Positive – 3.54%
- 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 4.04%
- Patient Hospitalization – 7,068 (-274), which is lowest since Christmas Day
- Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – (down 869)
- Deaths – 135 (Total Deaths – 36,882)