Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday he will sign a bill passed by New York’s legislature stripping his own emergency powers for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The embattled Democrat made the announcement during a teleconference with reporters while declaring his intent to raise indoor dining capacity to 75% for restaurants outside of New York City.
“I’m signing today the legislature’s emergency powers bill, and I’m going to implement it today,” he told reporters.
Cuomo noted that he’s adding a “significant change” to the proposal by raising the indoor dining capacity limit outside the Big Apple.