So what “science” changed in the last 24 hours?
Just a day after a large group on New York restaurateurs filed a $2 billion lawsuit against Cuomo and De Blasio over the ongoing COVID lockdowns, the Governor just announced that indoor-dining will be allowed (at 25% capacity) starting on September 30th.
The restaurant owners exclaimed:
“We’ve been patient, the numbers are fantastic, the COVID statistics, we don’t know what more we could do,” said one business owner.
“This is a lawsuit. We don’t wanna do this. This is not us, we are workers. We work 100 hours a week. It’s not a luxurious lifestyle. I have waiters; none of them drove here in a Ferrari today.”
And now they can open – but who decided that 25% capacity was the right number? why not 30% or 50%?
“Because compliance is better, we can now take the next step,” the governor said.
Additional restrictions would also be placed on restaurants and their patrons, including a requirement to wear face coverings when not seated.