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Following lawsuit, Cuomo says he will allow indoor dining to resume in NYC at end of September

Class-action suit had sought billions in damages.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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Updated: September 9, 2020 - 3:25pm

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he'll soon allow indoor dining to resume in New York City, after nearly six months of no inside customers as a result of the coronavirus. 

The Democratic governor said restaurants starting Sept. 30 will be allowed to open at "25% of indoor dining with certain restrictions." 

Among the other restrictions: Restaurants will not be allowed to operate after midnight, mask usage must be enforced, and patrons must submit personal information to restaurants for contact-tracing purposes. 

The announcement comes shortly after hundreds of New York City restaurants filed a $2 billion class-action lawsuit against Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio over the ongoing restaurant closures.