New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont have announced a regional approach to combatting the novel coronavirus throughout the tri-state area. These uniform standards will limit crowd capacity for social and recreational gatherings to 50 people, effective 8 PM tonight. This follows updated guidance that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued recommending the cancellation or postponement of in-person events consisting of 50 people or more.

The three governors announced that restaurants and bars will close for on premise service and move to take-out and delivery services only. These establishments will be allowed to sell alcohol for carry-out. We are awaiting further guidance from the SLA on this These measures will take effect at 8 PM tonight.

Finally, the three governors said they will temporarily close movie theaters, gyms and casinos, effective at 8 PM tonight.