Upstate New York restaurant owner Paul Santora said Thursday he is suing Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo regarding the indoor dining ban amid the coronavirus pandemic because “for us, it’s all about equality in being open.” “It’s losing a holiday season,” the owner of Santora’s Pizza Pub and Grill in Erie County said on “Fox & Friends” on Thursday, stressing that restaurants in Western New York, which consists of eight counties, are only closed in Erie County. “Everywhere else in our district and everywhere around us basically are operating fully and [are] having the best season of their careers, and right around the corner from us it’s the same way,” Santora said. He is not allowed to host customers for indoor dining because of coronavirus restrictions imposed by Cuomo, even as the state released contact-tracing data that showed bars and restaurants accounted for just 1.43% of COVID-19 cases in the three months ending in November.Erie County is considered an “orange zone” in New York state. Indoor dining is prohibited in “orange zones,” so restaurants, bars, cafes and other eateries are only allowed to provide outdoor dining, takeout and delivery service, according to New York’s rules.”For us, we really need the message to be consistent,” Santora said. “One day they’re going and they’re concentrating on percentage rates of positive cases

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