ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says restaurants in New York state outside of New York City will be allowed to fill three-fourths of their seats starting March 19. The move to 75% capacity will take place on the same day that neighboring Connecticut goes to 100% capacity for restaurants. Cuomo said in a conference call Sunday that 75% “is what the consumer is ready for.” The governor did not indicate that the current 35% limit for restaurants in New York City would rise. Cuomo spoke as the leaders of the state legislature’s two houses called for his resignation. Cuomo said he would not resign.
Photo: Billy Romm, left, owner of Billy’s Beach Cafe, surveys the scene at his restaurant which served customers, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Long Beach, New York as Long Island progressed to phase two of the state’s reopening plan during the current coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)