New York Restaurant Association
As of June 9, 2021
- ALL social distancing and capacity measures have been lifted for vaccinated individuals
- Individuals who are unvaccinated are still required to wear masks and socially distance
Current Indoor Dining Capacity:
- NYC: 100%
- Outside of NYC: 100%
The full guidance can be viewed here, some of the highlights include;
- The lifting of all social distancing and capacity measures for vaccinated individuals at bars and restaurants.
- Individuals who are unvaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status are still required to wear masks and socially distance.
- For restaurants and events under the social gathering limit, businesses do not need to verify vaccination status and can operate on the honor system.
- All vaccinated employees may work without wearing masks and without the need to be socially distanced.
- There is no longer a restriction on the number of people per table, but social distancing is required if multiple parties are placed at a communal table at a restaurant.
- Contact tracing requirements for events are now limited to events over the social gathering limit, and no longer require date of birth to be collected.
- Buffets can open as normal but must have a staff person stationed nearby to observe.
- Pre-rolling silverware is no longer required.
- Events over the 250-person indoor social gathering limit and 500-person outdoor social gathering limit, testing and vaccination verification remain in place.
- The lifting of all social distancing and capacity measures for vaccinated individuals at events under the 250-person indoor social gathering limit and 500-person outdoor social gathering limit.