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Gov Cuomo Bans Indoor Dining in New York Over COVID-19 Rates

Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ban on indoor dining over COVID-19 rates starts today in New York’s five boroughs for at least two weeks.

Outdoor dining, take out and deliveries are still allowed.

However, according to the COVID-19 state contact tracing data, 1.43 percent of known exposure account from bars and restaurants versus exposure within homes and social gatherings at 73.84 percent.

Spectrum News New York 1 reports:

Although only 1.4% of New York’s coronavirus infections could be traced back to restaurants and bars, the city’s dense population makes it particularly susceptible to spreading the virus more quickly, Cuomo said.

Cuomo is implementing a one size fits all mandate that ignores the science regarding those at most risk from the virus.

The holiday season is here and the indoor dining ban falls within the window of restaurants’ busiest and lucrative time of year through parties, catering, and indoor dining celebrations.

Restaurants and their suppliers were already struggling to keep their doors open due to the pandemic.

Critics of Cuomo’s indoor dining ban commented on social media.

While numerous restaurants in New York invested in providing outdoor dining seating accommodations, dealing with the winter weather will be challenging to provide a warm and comfortable dining environment.

The data shows New York restaurants have a low rate of spreading the virus but that doesn’t resonate with Cuomo’s decision to ban indoor dining for at least two weeks.

Cuomo’s indoor dining mandate over COVID-19 rates will further erode the chances for restaurants and jobs in the food-service industry to survive.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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