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Governor’s Order Regarding New Closures
Order impacts restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters
Following guidance from the CDC, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont have announced a cross-state uniform approach that will limit social interactions and encourage social distancing.
Effective 8pm tonight (March 16, 2020) restaurants and bars will close for on premise service and move to take-out and delivery services only. These establishments will be provided a waiver for carry-out alcohol.
In addition, they will temporarily close movie theaters, gyms and casinos, effective at 8pm tonight.
This uniform approach, along with steps Dutchess County has taken to close schools, stop visitation at the county’s jail, close the Office for the Aging Friendship centers, limit large social and community gatherings to 20 people or less, and encourage social distancing is meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
For more information about the Governor’s order, visit https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/. We will continue to share updates such as these, as information is fluid and evolving.