Outdoor Dining Open During Phase 2

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that outdoor dining at restaurants will be permitted in phase two of reopening., beginning on June 4th. Outdoor tables must be spaced six feet apart, all staff must wear face coverings and customers must also wear face coverings when not seated.

“COVID-19 is still a real threat and we’re still battling it. I know it’s not on the front pages today, but it is still in people and in society,” Governor Cuomo said. “But thanks to the people of New York and the nurses, doctors and essential workers, today we have the lowest number of hospitalizations ever and we have the lowest death toll ever. We are continuously evaluating activities that can be safely reopened, and today we are adding outdoor seating at restaurants to phase two.”

“Downtown Geneva businesses are excited about the reopening progress but are balancing financial health with the real-world health and safety of employees and customers,” said Michael P. Mills, Geneva Business Improvement District Executive Director. “Our property owners and merchants are excited about welcoming friends, neighbors and visitors back to the district and will do everything possible to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.”

Guidance is posted here, under “Outdoor and Take-Out/Delivery Food Services.”

Please find updated and detailed reopening guidance here.

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