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Indoor Dining in New York City Could End as Early as Monday, Cuomo Says

Governor Andrew Cuomo at a press conference Monday (Governor Andrew Cuomo)

Dec. 7, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Indoor dining in New York City could close once again if the city’s hospitalization rate continues to rise, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today.

The governor said if the rate does not stabilize within five days indoor dining would close. The closure could come as early as next Monday, Dec. 14, he said.

Cuomo said that eateries would get a warning before the shutdown went into effect. Currently, restaurants are limited to 25 percent capacity.

The New York City hospitalization rate has been increasing for weeks — and is expected to climb, Cuomo said.

“We are looking at continued increases through from now through mid-January,” Cuomo said, noting that the holidays will lead to an uptick in new coronavirus cases.

New York City has been subject to the toughest restrictions in the state since the pandemic hit.

Indoor dining in other regions across the state is currently limited to 50 percent capacity. However, if hospitalizations increase in those areas, it would be reduced to 25 percent.

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Stop the politicizing

David- Contagious diseases (such as the flu, colds, or strep throat) spread from person to person in several ways. One way is through direct physical contact, like touching or kissing a person who has the infection. Another way is when an infectious microbe travels through the air after someone nearby sneezes or coughs.
The natural history of an untreated communicable disease has four stages: stage of exposure, stage of infection, stage of infectious disease, and stage of outcome.

Influenza activity is currently low in the United States and globally.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6937a6.htm

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Singh

Nj has implemented no more than 10%. I ask why open when your staff outnumbers your customers

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Trump =Economic Treason

Economic idiots ? Economic idiocy is an ideology that creates policies that shifts wealth to a handful of extremely wealthy elitist. Economic idiocy is an administration that allowed a highly contagious virus to run unabated throughout the country. A virus that undermines the healthcare sector of the economy in every location it strikes. A virus that has a global history of decimating economies around the world. That is economic idiocy. Cuomo and Di Blasio are just responding to this idiocy. Republican economic policy is a proven failure in itself just ask the poorest states in the US like Alabama Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia and Oklahoma just to name a few.Now couple that failure with the failure of tax evading draft dodging imbecile, you get the biggest failure of an American presidency in history.

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To a politicizing troll

Hashtagger – I see people asking you the same question over and over again but you never respond to them. So now I’ll give it a try. Which vaccine would you recommend the vaccine developed by a German pharmaceutical company and Pfizer an American pharmaceutical a company that publicly stated they went out of their way not to take Federal money to avoid interference by a corrupt president who called the virus a hoax and told people to inject bleach or the vaccine developed by Astra Zeneca and the British?

Crybaby Conservatism

Hashtagger- Trump derangement syndrome (TDS) applies to matters concerning economics too? Trump a man who ran twenty six companies into bankruptcy. You take economic advice from a man who bankrupt four casinos, The Plaza Hotel, An Airline, Four different magazines, a university etc..(I got tired of typing). Really? Thank God for legacy money.

David

Its the individuals that did not wear a mask, wash their hands, and kept their distance who are at fault. Now this needs to be done and I agree.

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The people doenvoting this

Are guilty of everything David is saying.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

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Stella

Just 2 weeks ago there were telling people to go out and support local business. Now they are threatening to close indoor dining so they can ticket people loitering and drinking in the street.

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Mac

Stella – You can support local businesses by ordering something to go or something to be delivered. It’s not a complicated equation. The less contact with others the safer for all involved.

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Deb

Honestly, i really dont care for a lot of these places closing since they are over priced and over rated. And sometimes treat some customers like crap!

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Sarah

We’ve been trying to control this virus for almost nine months now, and it has still spread, and people have still died. When do we admit that we can’t control the virus?

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It's hard to control a virus

When so many people are rallying here and protesting there or in general, #carryingon with their every day lives as if NOTHING IS WRONG!!!

Keep it up and we’ll NEVER get rid of it!!!

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Sam

No its tyrannical to shut down a business. Who owns your business if the governments arrests you for making a living? You’re asking for communism. Open up in a Free Society.

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Fact Check

Sam – No it’s tyrannical not to attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Putting peoples health and lives in jeopardy by ignoring the sources of infection is irresponsible and reckless. This virus overwhelms healthcare system jeopardizing everyone in our city state and country, everyone and a government that would allow the virus to undermine our hospitals without at least trying to prevent it is the very definition of tyrannical. Look up the word.

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AB

Indoor dining should not be allowed in the middle of a pandemic. Why do some people not understand that?

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Georgia

At least this time around customers will have tables and chairs outside instead of standing on the sidewalk and street.

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CC

Those that are dining indoors and taking off their masks to eat or drink are not worried about covid.

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Don't mind me.

I’m just humming the theme song to I Dream of Jeannie. Cause apparently you, CC, CAN eat and drink with your mask on!!!

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Ria

In the meantime, Nurses went on strike at hospitals in New Rochelle and Albany on Tuesday as COVID-19 hospitalizations rose across New York state.

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Raul

Ok if you want to lock us down. Then provide us with the support and relief that we all desperately need. These actions are putting everyone out of business. Your leaving us with nothing……

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We"ve been had

All part of the plan to wipe out small, independent businesses. Only the big, corporate giants will be left as Cuomo, Comarade DuhBlazio and their political masters are done.

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Crybaby conservatism

We’ve- If you want to save these small businesses, why don’t you just order food to go or have it delivered? A restaurant doesn’t need to have patrons dine in to generate revenue, not your politicization, that helps nobody. You should be putting your money where your mouth is instead of politicizing these businesses and the administration you should be supporting these businesses with your patronage. Thank you for unnecessary fanning of the flames.

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V for Vendetta

“I want this country to realize that we stand on the edge of oblivion. I want every man, woman and child to understand how close we are to chaos. I want everyone to remember why they need us!” – Adam Sutler High Chancellor (tyrant)

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T for Trump

Trumper, feel free to offer up a couple of suggestions on how to protect our healthcare system and country from the virus Trumps negligence and inaction has exasperated.

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Patrick Donoghue

I’m not a Trump fan but Cuomo should have used those 4 military hospitals and that hospital ship, USNS Comfort, the Federal Government build/sent Cuomo. Cuomo got rid of them because they’re “not needed”… Seems stupid as everything is still locked down and Cuomo declared martial law on businesses. Instead of Martial Law people should go about their lives cautiously, of course, and if they get sick you have military hospitals. BTW Trump nearly flipped New York State!!

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Fact Check

Patrick- Cuomo didn’t use “those 4 military hospitals and that hospital ship, USNS Comfort, the Federal Government build/sent,”because they arrived too late, Which falls in line with most of the Trump administrations response to the global pandemic. Cuomo made other logistical arrangements like any competent leader would. Why weren’t those ships dispatched to other hard hit places? Did Trump put them with Hunter Biden? Trump didn’t need them to push a political agenda any more so he doesn’t mention them anymore? Trump almost flipped NY? Is that an alternate fact? Biden received 5,244,006 60.9% of votes to Trumps 3,251,230, 37.8%. When was Martial Law declared? Is that another alternate fact?

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#dumpcuomo

Cuomo killed granny in the nursing homes. That is a FACT. Maybe he can write another book telling us how wonderful he is.

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To the politicizing trokl

Trumps father Fred senior always said Donald was nothing compared to Mary’s father Fred Jr. and he was obviously correct. Trumps mother Mary also disowned Donald for having bad character. Fact! Trumps negligence killed over 300,00 Americans and still counting. His parents and niece Mary are right about him being a failure. He’s a mass murderer as well.

Another War Trump Ran From

At least Cuomo has stepped up for the fight, Trump surrendered to the Virus months ago when he stopped attending meetings with the Corona Virus Task Force. Trump stopped being president the day after Election Day. He should be charged with dereliction of duty. This is the very same thing he did when confronted with the Vietnam War, he ran and hid. He’ll never change.

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#libsdon'tdofacts

ACTUALLY, IT WAS ANDREW WHO NEGLICTED TO GO TO GOVERNORS’ BREIFINGS RE COVID.

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