New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday indoor dining will be banned in the state starting Monday amid an upsurge in infection rates.
"Hospitalizations have not stabilized, and with a rising infection rate and NYC's density, this means that indoor dining is too high of a risk," Cuomo wrote on Twitter.
"Takeout, delivery and outdoor dining will continue."
New York had reported 782,680 confirmed COVID-19 cases by Friday morning with a death toll of 35,326, according to figures published by worldometer.
The state's caseload is the fifth-highest in the U.S., shadowed only by tallies posted by California, Texas, Florida and Illinois.
Cuomo also said New York is set to receive 170,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this weekend, and another 346,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine in the week of December 21.