Governor Andrew Cuomo made headlines across the state on Wednesday afternoon, announcing new restrictions in place to help stop the spread of the rising numbers in COVID-19 cases.

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Firstly, Cuomo announced that starting Friday at 10 pm, indoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to 10 people across New York State.

But that's not all. New restrictions were announced for restaurants, bars, and gyms in New York as well, which includes Western New York.

The main restriction is the hours of operation. From WGRZ:

  • Establishments with a liquor license will have to close at 10 p.m. every night.
  • All gyms must close at 10 p.m. every night.
  • After 10 p.m., restaurants can only offer curbside pickup for food.
  • Households will be limited to 10 people or less for parties/gatherings unless that household has 10 people residing there.

Governor Cuomo said that science has shown that parties, gyms, and bars/restaurants are the cause for the spike in recent COVID-19 numbers in New York State. These restrictions could be adjusted based on the numbers moving forward.

You can read more here.