Starting Thursday, New York State will allow outdoor dining at restaurants in regions that are in Phase 2 of the reopening process, Gov.  Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday. The Western New York Region, which includes the Greater Olean area, entered Phase 2 Tuesday.

According to a press release from the governor, outdoor tables must be spaced 6 feet apart; all staff must wear face coverings, and customers also must wear face coverings when not seated.

“I’ve been listening to restaurant owners and brought their ideas to state health officials, which is why I’m particularly pleased that the governor has permitted restaurants to host outdoor dining as part of Phase 2,” Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said. “Upstate New Yorkers can now help their local restaurants get back on their feet as they begin to reopen.”

Sign Up for Greater Olean Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

For more information on the Coronavirus in the Greater Olean area, visit TAPinto Greater Olean's Coronavirus Updates page, which is updated continuously.

Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your inbox. 

Download the FREE TAPinto App!  Click here for Android - Click here for iOS to get news as it is happening.