Indoor dining to expand soon, but many restaurants are closed for good

Indoor dining in New York City will soon be allowed to increase to 50% capacity.

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- Restaurants across New York state can soon start seating more customers indoors. Beginning March 19, restaurants outside of New York City can increase indoor capacity from 50% to 75%. The 19th is the same day Connecticut is lifting restrictions. In New York City, restaurants are still capped at 35% capacity. Today's announcement comes as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York dropped to the lowest levels in about three months.