The Uptown Garrison and its sister restaurant Saggio had to lay off most of their staff
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Restaurant and bars in the nation’s largest city, world-renowned for its food and nightlife, are shutting down indefinitely and laying people off en masse as the state takes drastic measures to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo effectively closed bars and restaurants to the public across New York this week, issuing an order that limits them to takeout and delivery only, in an effort to stop people from congregating by enforcing “social distancing” in one of the states hardest hit in the U.S. by the virus.
The governor took even more drastic measures Friday when he ordered nonessential businesses to send 100% of their workforce home. Restaurants and bars are still allowed to provide carryout and delivery services, which are considered essential, according to the governor’s office.
The number of people who have tested positive for the virus has…