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Food vendors prepare for the New York State Fair and how they will implement COVID precautions

Food vendors are prepared as the longest New York State Fair begins during a COVID surge.

Margaret Alvey, manager of Chester’s, says workers all have their vaccines and they have sanitizer, masks and gloves ready to go.

Many vendors rely heavily on the income they make from the fair and express excitement about serving customers again.


Beak and Stiff staff explained that their booth is designed to have open air flow and they will be asking customers to practice social distancing.

Big Kahuna’s is asking their unvaccinated workers to wear masks.

Many people are showing concern over the capacity level for the Fair. When Cuomo announced it would be open at 50% capacity with masks, the positivity rate was lower than what it is currently.



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