“It’s time to allow indoor dining in New York City with reduced capacity and clear guidance to ensure social distancing and safety.
“This is crucial for restaurant owners, who have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic and the resulting drop in tourism. Summer is winding down, and they need to begin planning for the colder months. Of course, we will continue to monitor the City’s COVID-19 rates, just as we must for all of our businesses.
“We know that the restaurant industry employs many New Yorkers, including many immigrants. Its health and well-being are imperative to our City.
“The rest of the State has been allowed to reopen their restaurants for indoor dining, and New Jersey is allowing indoor dining come Friday. Now is the time to allow it in New York City. Our restaurants and our City’s economy can’t wait.”