NYC Red Zones Remain Under Lockdown, Restaurants Can Start Charging COVID-19 Recovery Charge

NYC Red Zones Remain Under Lockdown, Restaurants Can Start Charging COVID-19 Recovery Charge

New York City red zone restrictions will likely not be lifted anytime soon, Reporter Andrew Siff tweeted Sunday. 

Seff said, per city hall, that the number of COVID-19 cases in red zone areas have leveled off but have not dropped to the degree necessary for reopening. He also said that the city has not even asked the state for permission to reopen. 

To boost NYC restaurant revenue, establishments in areas that are open can now charge diners a COVID-19 recovery charge of up to 10 percent for indoor and outdoor seating. 

Restaurants will need to clarify the additional charges on their menu. 

Takeout and deliveries are excluded from additional fees.

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