NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that indoor dining can expand in some parts of the state.

Beginning March 19, restaurants outside New York City can begin operating at 75% capacity.

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The decision comes as COVID-19 infection rates continue to drop.

Masks will still be required when not seated and tables must remain socially distanced.

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Indoor dining capacity in the city will remain at 35%.

CBSNewYork Team