New York State Restaurants Move to Takeout and Delivery

Tuesday, 17 Mar, 2020

Meanwhile, movie theaters will close starting at 8 p.m. on Monday, casinos will close at 8 p.m. on Monday, gyms will close at 8 p.m. and bars and restaurants will shut down at 8 p.m. Monday and offer only takeout and delivery services, according to Govs.

Why it matters: Cuomo has criticized the federal government for not doing enough to confront the crisis, arguing that uniform, nationwide rules would be more effective than individual state mandates in slowing the influx of patients to hospitals.

"It makes no sense for me to do something in NY and New Jersey to do something else".

Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to allow the federal government to direct billions of dollars toward fighting coronavirus.

Trump said his teleconference with various governors went well but said "Cuomo of NY has to 'do more.'" Trump deleted the tweet, but not before Cuomo saw it and fired back on Twitter, saying, "I have to do more?"

"Donald Trump can keep saying that anybody who wants a test can get it", Goldman said.

Any mass gathering is now being limited to 50 people. These establishments will be provided a waiver for carry-out alcohol.

Gyms, movie theaters and casinos in NY also have been ordered to close as of that time.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's taking this action to reduce the spread of cornavirus.

"For the moment, we think the burden on particularly fist responders and health care workers, when you add to that shuttering of every school in the state, we need to be smart about this", he said. But if we're all in this together, we must work with our neighboring states to act together.

Across the country, health officials, politicians and business leaders talked about "social distancing" and "flattening the curve", or encouraging people to avoid others so as to slow the spread of the virus and keep USA hospitals from being overwhelmed with a sudden deluge of patients.

"Social distancing will help New York", Cuomo tweeted.