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New York State's new COVID restrictions: What you need to know

Restaurants and bars will need to close at

Restaurants and bars will need to close at 10 p.m. statewide under new restrictions announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday. Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

With coronavirus cases continuing to spike statewide, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced new regulations that require restaurants with liquor licenses, bars and gyms to shutter their doors at 10 p.m. while limiting gatherings in private residences to 10 people.

The new restrictions, which apply to any facility with a liquor license, will take effect at 10 p.m. on Friday. The previous limit on gatherings at private homes was 50 people.

Why is the state taking these actions?

How will the restaurant and bar curfew work?

What other types of businesses would be impacted?

Are catering halls and other venues hosting private parties affected?

Why the late-night prohibition on gyms?

How would the house party mandate work?