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Cuomo: Restaurants, bars, and gyms must close by 10 p.m. beginning Friday

On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new restrictions for businesses operating with a state liquor license amid increased cases of COVID-19.

The new rules will take hold on Friday.

Bars and restaurants will be required to close at 10 p.m. each day until further notice. Gyms were also included in the list of businesses that must close their doors at 10 p.m. each day.

“COVID is getting worse by the day,” Governor Cuomo said. “All around the country. The fall surge is here. We are taking action but we need New Yorkers to do their part. Wear a mask. Get tested. Follow all health guidelines. Take this seriously.”

Gatherings at individual residences is also limited to 10. But, it’s unclear how that would be enforced.