July 8, 2020 12:00 pm – Updates on schools, malls, restaurants/bars

Good afternoon:  There are several state updates to pass along.


  • The state has updated its guidance pertaining to restaurants and bars. The date through which restaurants and bars can continue to offer alcohol for takeout or delivery has been extended to July 26.  Outdoor guidelines pertaining to the consumption of alcohol have been extended until August 5.  Please visit the Liquor Authority’s web site for more information – https://sla.ny.gov/.


  • On Friday, July 10, malls can reopen in regions in Phase 4 as long as they have enhanced HVAC filtration systems.


  • All county fairs have been canceled.


  • Final guidance on reopening schools will be issued by the state on July 13. Schools will then have until July 31 to submit their reopening plans to the state.  During the first week of August, the state will make a final decision about reopening.