Updated: Apr 1
Currently: We are allowed to be open for dining in the restaurant (both indoors and outdoors) at 75% capacity as legally determined by New York State. This means that although a table may be available, patrons may be asked to wait until a table leaves the restaurant before they are ushered to their seat. All tables will remain 6 feet apart. In order to accommodate this restriction, we have chosen to mark unavailable tables with black table cloths or remove them from the dining room all together. Please note, that all dinner guests are required to wear their masks at all times, except for when they are seated.
For more details on what we are doing to keep our customers safe, please click here for our public statement on all COVID-19 precautions we are taking.
4/2/21 = On April 2, the number can increase to 150 people indoors or 500 people outdoors with testing. (private events)
3/22/21 = On March 22, the number goes up to the lesser of 75% occupancy or 100 people indoors or 200 outdoors without testing and up to 150 people indoors with testing. (private events)
3/19/21 = On March 19, the limit in Upstate New York increases to the lesser of 75% occupancy or 50 people indoors or outdoors without testing or up to 150 people indoors or outdoors with testing. (private events)
3/15/21 = Starting March 15, catered events can be hosted indoors or outdoors without testing for up to 50 people or 50% of occupancy, whichever is less. That is the current gathering limit. If everyone is tested, up to 150 people can attend indoors or outdoors. (private events)
2/26/21 = New rules for large events are announced including mandatory testing for all people attending events larger than 50 occupants. (private events)
2/11/21 = Governor Cuomo announces all restaurants must be closed by 11pm each night.
11/11/20 = Governor Cuomo announces all restaurants must be closed by 10pm each night.
11/1/20 = Brewster ownership team decides to extend their patio season until December 1st.
10/31/20 = Anticipated last day of outdoor dining on the terrace. All reservations going forward will be for indoor seating only.
10/17/20 = UV light system is installed in all indoor dining rooms. Air scrubbing devices are placed in the front lobby. For more information on the complete system, click here.
10/3/20 = Updated COVID-19 plan to include new updates.
10/2/20 = Management team decides to move forward with UV lighting in first floor common areas, and dining rooms that kill 94% of airborne infectious pathogens up to 24 times per hour. For more information on this technology click here.
9/18/20 = Alaska and Delaware are added to restricted states list.
9/1/20 = All employees and owners completed their ServSafe training. ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program administered by the U.S. National Restaurant Association. The program is accredited by ANSI and the Conference for Food Protection. Sanitation certification is required by most restaurants as a basic credential for their management staff.
7/30/20 = "150 Days, But Who's Counting..." a blog post.
7/27/20 = Lodging Update! In response to increased rates of COVID-19 transmission in certain states within the United States, and to protect New York’s successful containment of COVID-19, the State has joined with New Jersey and Connecticut in jointly issuing a travel advisory for anyone returning from travel to states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19. Thirty four states are currently listed as restricted states for travel. For the full list of restricted states click here.
A travel enforcement operation will commence at airports across the state to help ensure travelers are following the state's quarantine restrictions. As part of the enforcement operation, enforcement teams will be stationed at airports statewide to meet arriving aircrafts at gates and greet disembarking passengers to request proof of completion of the State Department of Health traveler form, which is being distributed to passengers by airlines prior to, and upon boarding or disembarking flights to New York State.
All out-of-state travelers from designated states must complete the form upon entering New York. Travelers who leave the airport without completing the form will be subject to a $2,000 fine and may be brought to a hearing and ordered to complete mandatory quarantine. Travelers coming to New York from designated states through other means of transport, including trains and cars, must fill out the form online.
6/17/20 = The Madison County Health Department alerted us to a potential COVID-19 exposure at the restaurant. https://cnycentral.com/news/local/possible-covid-19-exposure-at-brewster-inn-in-cazenovia
6/12/20 = Reopen for outdoor dining and indoor dining at 50% capacity.
6/3/20 = Reopen for outdoor dining only.
- Our re-open plan to ensure the safety of all our customers and employees.
3/17/20 - 6/11/20 = Takeout & delivery only.
- "A New Way" ... our response to the new guidelines of doing business.
3/16/20 = Last day for dine-in service.
- "Onward & Upward" ... our response to being shut-down for dine-in service.