New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city will mot move ahead with plans to reopen indoor dining next week.
"It is not the time to forge ahead with indoor dining," de Blasio said at a news conference.
Restaurants were set to resume indoor service on Monday as the city enters its third phase of reopening. De Blasio did not say when indoor dining will resume in the city.
The mayor said outdoor dining — which began last week — will continue. He said he is "very convinced" New Yorkers can help restaurants survive by dining outside.
"Outdoors is working — period," he said.