Cuomo bans to-go alcohol sales at New York bars, restaurants
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Bars and restaurants in New York will no longer be allowed to offer walk-up bar service for cocktails to-go, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.
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Patrons will have to be seated and ordering food to drink alcoholic beverages at New York restaurants, a move to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Any New York City bar or restaurant that gets three strikes for violating social distancing rules will be closed, Cuomo, who also announced a national mask-wearing advertising campaign, said.
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