Patrons and restaurant owners are excited that Warwick has entered phase two of reopening the Mid-Hudson Region in New York State. Outdoor dining at restaurants is now permitted. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo, outdoor tables must be spaced six feet apart and all staff must wear face coverings. Customers must also wear face coverings when not seated.
“COVID-19 is still a real threat and we’re still battling it. I know it’s not on the front pages today, but it is still in people and in society,” Governor Cuomo said. “But thanks to the people of New York and the nurses, doctors and essential workers, today we have the lowest number of hospitalizations ever and we have the lowest death toll ever. We are continuously evaluating activities that can be safely reopened.”
Owners of Yesterdays restaurant John & Peg Christison smile with their puppet buddy ‘Half-Pint,’ while serving customers in outdoor seating on their sidewalk. With six to eight tables, restaurant staff are happy to start serving customers again at Yesterdays, located at 29 Main St. in the Village of Warwick.
Photo by Sara Paul
At Grappa Ristorante, located at 22 Railroad Ave. in Warwick, patrons can be seated at tables that are six feet apart.