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Andrew Rigie: Why We Need To Safely Reopen Restaurants And Nightlife

  • April 15, 2021

If you look at the entire state’s experience going back to last spring and summer, the rest of the state was open at 50% capacity and COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to go down to the lowest numbers they’ve ever been during the pandemic. When [COVID-19 cases] started increasing during the holiday season, the numbers were shown to be from families and friends getting together in unregulated settings. If you look at limited contact tracing data, it has shown that only 1.4% of infections came from restaurants, while nearly 75% of them came from private gatherings. And if you compare the numbers of other states that have been open, to New York City with all our restrictions in place, the numbers aren’t that much different.

Article source: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-we-should-open-restaurants_l_606ca273c5b6c00165c68b22

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