Governor Andrew Cuomo has already said that more severe economic restrictions are in New York’s future if region’s do not reverse the hospitalization trend its facing now.
While the first dosage of the vaccine was administered on Monday, the state has a long, uphill battle remaining against the virus – as the holiday season nears peak. Health officials expect that cases will spike again about a week after the start of 2021.
However, restaurant owners held a virtual roundtable in Cayuga County to discuss ways that they are coping with the challenges they face now.
“We’ve had a couple incidents where musicians tested positive for COVID,” Cayuga County Health Department Director of Environmental Health Eileen O’Connor said. “Then the employees will get sick, and you can’t operate the restaurant.”
The event was sponsored by the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce. Some felt optimistic that support for small businesses and employees will come after the New Year. Others are not as optimistic, since passing any major relief bill through Congress will require Senate approval, which is controlled by Republicans.
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