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NY state pulls liquor license of country club that hosted 'super spreader' wedding

NY state pulls liquor license of country club that hosted 'super spreader' wedding
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Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoNew York AG asked to investigate if Cuomo used state resources on his book On The Money: Treasury creates hub to fight climate change | Manchin throws support behind union-backed PRO Act | Consumer bureau rolls out rule to bolster CDC eviction ban Cuomo: Congress must include SALT cap repeal in future legislation MORE (D-N.Y.) announced on Monday that a Long Island country club’s liquor license was suspended after it hosted a “superspreader” wedding that has been linked to more than 30 cases of the coronavirus.

The New York State Liquor Authority charged the North Fork Country Club with multiple charges of failing to comply with the state’s COVID-19 restrictions. The venue is currently banned from serving alcohol until the violations are addressed.

As Bloomberg reports, 113 guests gathered on Oct. 17 at the club in violation of New York’s 50-person limit on non-essential events. Thirty-four people tested positive for COVID-19 after the event. 

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According to a statement from Cuomo’s office, the wedding resulted in nearly 160 people being exposed and local schools temporarily stopped in-person attendance.

“Hosting one of these events after all New York has been through is obnoxious and irresponsible - not to mention illegal,” Cuomo said in a statement.

The Hill has reached out to the North Fork Country Club for a response.

Cuomo said Sunday that the “political pressure of denying COVID” was gone after Trump lost his re-election bid.

“I think you'll see a different tone now. I think you'll even see some governors start to take a different tone now that Mr. Trump is out of office,” said Cuomo while appearing on ABC’s This Week.

Trump's term ends on January 20.

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The U.S. broke its record for most cases recorded in a single day last week when more than 118,000 cases were reported two days in a row.

President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenObama, Clinton reflect on Mondale's legacy Biden, Harris commend Mondale in paving the way for female VP Mondale in last message to staff: 'Joe in the White House certainly helps' MORE announced his coronavirus task force on Monday. The group includes health officials who have previously worked with the administration including immunologist Rick Bright and oncologist Zeke Emanuel.

Former surgeon general Vivek MurthyVivek MurthyOvernight Health Care: All adults in US now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine | White House launches media blitz to promote vaccines White House launches media effort to promote coronavirus vaccines The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults can get vaccine; decision Friday on J&J vax MORE and former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration David Kessler are also part of the group who will be advising Biden on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic when he assumes office.