Concessions at NY state beaches to reopen Sunday with restrictions: Cuomo

Maya Rajamani
July 10, 2020 - 4:23 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Concession stands at New York state beaches will be allowed to open with restrictions starting this weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. 

Food kiosks at the state's ocean and lakefront beaches will be able to reopen on Sunday, July 12, Cuomo said in a release. 

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The new rule covers concessions at popular summer destinations like Jones Beach, Robert Moses State Park, Sunken Meadow State Park and Lake Welch in Harriman State Park, the release noted.

“We made this decision based on facts and science, and in recognition that these concessions are largely outdoors and similar to other businesses we have allowed to open with precautions as part of NY Forward,” Cuomo said in a statement. 

“As always, New Yorkers and visitors must adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear face masks as appropriate, and local governments will be actively monitoring to ensure compliance,” he added.

Cuomo on Friday reported 786 new COVID-19 cases and eight new deaths.