Gov. Cuomo's order to allow immediate liquor license suspension for businesses violating rules

Gov. Cuomo says he's issuing an executive order that will allow the State Liquor Authority to immediately suspend a business’s liquor license if they're accused of violating reopening rules.

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2020, 3:04 PM

Updated 1,431 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during his second to last daily briefing Thursday that he's issuing an executive order that will allow the State Liquor Authority to immediately suspend a business’s liquor license if they're accused of violating reopening rules.
He is also signing another order to give bars responsibility immediately outside their locations.
The governor also said that the state tested about 68,000 for COVID-19 on Wednesday and found that less than 1% came back with a positive result.
In the Hudson Valley, 0.6% tested positive.
The governor says the state is also experiencing the lowest number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began.
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BRIEFING NOTES:
  • There were 68,541 tests in New York on Wednesday.
  • There were 618 positive tests (.9% infection rate).
  • Gov. Cuomo says there were 34 positive cases from a single location – linked to an apple plant in Oswego.
  • Gov. Cuomo says New York City businesses "should plan to reopen Monday on Phase 2."
  •  Gov. Cuomo says he's issuing an executive order that will allow the State Liquor Authority to immediately suspend a business’s liquor license if they're accused of violating reopening rules.
  • Gov Cuomo is also signing another order to give bars responsibility immediately outside their locations.
  • Gov. Cuomo tells America to "wake up." - "What happened with this virus...was always dependent on what we did."
  • Gov. Cuomo shouts out the journalists journalists who covered the pandemic since day 1, saying they helped the state through the crisis. "I have tremendous respect for what you did, and how you did it."
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