CNY wedding linked to coronavirus cases, deaths; venue’s license suspended

A wedding in Central New York has been linked to a cluster of coronavirus cases and three deaths.

The Rome Sentinel reports more than 100 people attended a wedding reception at the Twin Ponds Golf and Country Club in New York Mills on Aug. 29. A number of those people also attended the wedding ceremony held at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Horseheads, in Chemung County, before gathering at the Mohawk Valley golf course, according to WIBX.

The crowd at the reception was twice the amount allowed by the state, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. Guests were not required to wear face masks, no hand sanitizer was made available, and chairs were spaced just two feet apart, not allowing for social distancing.

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BAITING HOLLOW, NY — Giorgio’s Baiting Hollow, a popular Long Island wedding venue, was one of 16 additional bars and restaurants that had their liquor licenses suspended statewide for “egregious” violations of coronavirus-related regulations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Giorgio’s Catering at 100 Fox Hill Dr. had its license suspended Saturday, a news release from Cuomo said. On Friday, investigators with the state’s task force reported seeing 95 people at a wedding reception on the premises — nearly twice the legal limit, Cuomo said.

Half of the guests, the release said, were seen “standing and mingling inside the premises, while the other half were outside on a deck, standing, socializing, and drinking — most without facial coverings.”

Giorgio’s did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

So far, 217 businesses have had their liquor licenses suspended statewide; 1,161 charges have been filed and processed, Cuomo said.

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