The long wait is over – earlier today, Governor Cuomo announced outdoor dining will be permitted in regions that are in phase 2 of reopening, which includes the North Country and Capital Region. Get the latest details below and prepare for your next patio dining trip.
Outdoor Dining to Begin Tomorrow, June 4
The announcement about outdoor dining in New York State was made during Governor Cuomo’s daily briefing. According to the update, restaurants in the seven regions that have entered phase 2 can offer outdoor dining starting Thursday, June 4.
Restaurants that are planning on opening their patios must make sure outdoor tables are spaced six feet apart. In addition, all staff must wear face coverings, and customers must wear face coverings when not seated.
“COVID-19 is still a real threat and we’re still battling it. I know it’s not on the front pages today, but it is still in people and in society. We are continuously evaluating activities that can be safely reopened, and today we are adding outdoor seating at restaurants to phase two,” Governor Cuomo said.
With sunny days in the forecast, now is the perfect time to enjoy a visit to your favorite restaurant in the local area. Please note that you should call ahead for reservations and check restaurants’ websites or Facebook pages to confirm they have outdoor seating before arriving.