Governor Cuomo Announces Multi-Agency Task Force Has Inspected Nearly 1,100 Bars and Restaurants for COVID-19 Violations, Leading to Dozens of Charges and Ten License Suspensions This Week

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 07/24/2020 - 18:10

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the multi-agency task force to combat violations of coronavirus-related regulations at bars and restaurants conducted nearly 1,100 compliance checks between July 21 and July 23, documenting violations at 84 establishments. The task force is led by State Liquor Authority Chairman Vincent Bradley and State Police Lieutenant Colonel Dominick Chiumento. Businesses found in violation of COVID-19 regulations face fines up to $10,000 per violation, while egregious violations can result in the immediate suspension of a bar or restaurant's liquor license. This week, the SLA has summarily suspended the liquor licenses of ten establishments in New York City and on Long Island - including six in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens that were announced today.