11 p.m. curfew for restaurants and bars, food with alcohol requirement extended

Created: April 08, 2021 03:36 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate Democrats have extended the 11 p.m. curfew for restaurants and bars until May 6.

The requirement for alcohol to be served with a “substantial” amount of food was also extended.

The New York State Legislature last month voted to strip Gov. Cuomo of his emergency powers, but the executive orders he signed while he had the emergency powers were allowed to remain in effect, and the State Legislature can vote to extend the executive orders as their end dates approach.

New York Senate Republicans are calling the 11 p.m. curfew unscientific.

“What happens at 11:02 p.m. that wasn’t happening at 10:58 p.m. in a bar or restaurant?” Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt said. “It’s been clear for months the Governor isn’t following medical science—he’s following political science.”

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