Announcement from Gov. Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today that casinos, gyms, movie theaters, bars and restaurants in the state will shut down starting at 8 p.m. tonight.

The businesses will remain closed until further notice. Essential businesses like supermarkets, gas stations and pharmacies will remain open.

Restaurants and bars will be closed for dine-in service, but allowed to continue takeout after tonight.

The states are also barring all gatherings of 50 or more people.

Cuomo made the announcement in conjunction with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont. The three states agreed to shut down the businesses in tandem.

Cuomo and Lamont both said they are also urging the Native American casinos in their states to close. They said there are legal and jurisdictional issues surrounding whether the states can force those casinos to close.

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