With the second wave of the coronavirus growing larger and having the potential to infect more than the first, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new COVID-19 related restrictions on businesses on Wednesday, and a one that may effect your Thanksgiving plans.

First, Coumo has ordered all restaurants, bars, and gyms in the state must now closely nightly at 10:00 p.m., effective this Friday night. In fact, on Twitter Cuomo said it pertains to any business in the state that has a liquor license:


On Tuesday, New York State's COVID-19 positivity testing rate was over 3%. That rate had been below 1% for much the last few months. Locally, Oneida County's cases total has reached levels it never saw in the first wave.

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The county broke its own single-day new case total on Tuesday with 68 positive test results, and the county's active case total grew to over 500 for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. -----------------------------------------------------------