Two months to the day after it was shut down again, indoor dining is returning to NYC, right in time for Valentines Day. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday (1/29) that indoor dining can resume, at 25% capacity, beginning on February 14.

The announcement comes as COVID positivity rates in the city state sit at 4.9%, down from 7.1% earlier in the month.

"If positivity rates hold we will reopen indoor dining at 25% capacity on Valentine's Day - February 14," Cuomo wrote in a tweet. "In addition to reduced capacity, mandatory safety guidelines will be in place."

"The restaurants want a period of time so they can notify workers, they can get up to speed for indoor dining, order supplies, et cetera," Cuomo said at Friday's address.

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