On March 16th, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio issued Emergency Executive Order No. 100 (the “Order”), imposing restrictions on gatherings and businesses during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. The Order, amongst other things, ordered the temporary closure of all entertainment venues, commercial gyms, and adult congregate centers. The Order also limits restaurants, bars and cafes to take-out and delivery orders only.
The Order states, “…all establishments — including restaurants, bars, cafes – that offer food or drink shall close until further notice…[t]o ensure sufficient access to food and/or drink, establishments serving food and/or drink (including restaurants, bars, and cafes) may remain open for the sole purpose of providing take-out or delivery service, provided the establishments do not exceed fifty percent of their occupancy or seating capacity while persons are waiting for take-out and that such persons follow social distancing protocols.”
Additionally, “all entertainment venues, including those with seating capacity below 500, are hereby closed…[e]ntertainment venues shall include, but not be limited to movie theaters, clubs, cinemas, theatres and concert venues,” and “all commercial gyms are closed….”
The Order was effective as of March 16th and will remain in effect for five days, if not modified or terminated prior to.
The Order also provides for the following (please refer to the Order for the complete list):
Locke Lord continues to monitor these developments.
The complete Order can be viewed here.
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