During his Sunday briefing, Governor Andrew Cuomo warned those who violate the social distancing laws that are currently in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to WIVB.

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Particularly, that bars and restaurants will risk losing their liquor license if they violate these laws and have large crowds gathering.

Western New York is set to reach Phase 3 reopening on Tuesday, June 16th, which includes dine-in at bars and restaurants.

“I am not going to allow situations to exist that we know have a high likelihood of causing an increase in the spread of the virus,” Cuomo said at his coronavirus briefing Sunday.

Governor Cuomo said there is a very real possibility that reopening will be rolled back in some areas if coronavirus cases increase.

The major guidelines for restaurants and bars reopening in Phase 3 are no more than 50 percent capacity; all employees must wear masks; all customers must wear masks unless they are seated.

Read more at WIVB.

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