Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources Page
IMPORTANT: There is still no cure or vaccine available for distribution for COVID-19.
New York City is in Phase 4 of the coronavirus reopening. Further increases in the statewide coronavirus positivity rate are expected after the Thanksgiving holiday.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19
- wear face coverings when in public
- maintain distance (6' between people in different households)
- keep hands clean
- stay home if sick
All New Yorkers can get tested for covid-19. Sites run by New York State are free. coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you. You can also check with your doctor, pharmacies and walk-in urgent care to find out if they do testing and if there will be charges.
NYC's Phase 4 businesses may open on July 20 (final phase).
Phase 4 Industry guidance forward.ny.gov/phase-four-industries
Schools (must have an approved plan), Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment (zoos, botanical gardens), Media Production, Professional Sports Competitions With No Fans, bowling alleys, low risk indoor cultural venues (25% capacity), indoor dining (25% capacity), malls, gyms (but no classes).
IMPORTANT: The following NYC businesses and nonprofits remain CLOSED: venues with large indoor gatherings.
Localized hot-spot clusters are requred to have various degrees of closure, according to the zone (red, orange, yellow).
11/13/2020 (Effective date) New COVID-19 Restrictions [Due to concerns about the rising rate of coronavirus infections statewide] Bars, restaurants and gyms will be required to close from 10pm-5am daily, and private gatherings will be limited to 10 people. [Source: Gov. Cuomo's press release of November 11, 2020, governor.ny.gov/news]
10/27/2020 Mayor de Blasio is recommending celebrating the holidays at home this year, due to the high rates of infection in other places.
NYC's Phase 3 businesses may open on July 6.
Phase 3 Industry guidance forward.ny.gov/phase-three-industries
Restaurants / Food Services (But not indoor dining), Personal Care
NYC's Phase 2 businesses and nonprofits may reopen on June 22.
Phase 2 industry guidance forward.ny.gov/phase-two-industries. Small Business Services guidance www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness.
Offices, Real Estate, Essential and Phase II In-Store Retail, Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals, Retail Rental, Repair, and Cleaning, Commercial Building Management
NYC's Phase 1 businesses and nonprofits may reopen on June 8.
Phase 1 industry guidance forward.ny.gov/phase-one-industries.
Construction, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, Retail Trade, Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, Higher Education Research
For an overview of industries that are authorized to reopen during Phases 1-4 see forward.ny.gov.
Also see NYC's Small Business Services coronavirus page www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/index.page.
For more information about reopening see the MHNA Reopening page.
More details at the links below
- Reopening guidelines for New York State (NY Forward) NYC is still in Stay-at-Home (PAUSE) for industries that have not reopened.
- Preventing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and medical information
- Test, trace & take care (COVID-19 testing)
- Directives for gatherings and facilities
- Transportation and travel
- Legislation and executive orders
- Assistance (and jobs) for individuals, homeowners, artists, workers, the unemployed (and pets)
- Food assistance resources
- Medical resources and calls for medical professionals and volunteers
- Small business and nonprofits assistance and resources
- Schools and children
- Government offices and resource lists
- How you can help - volunteer, suppliers, jobs and donation opportunities
- Online entertainment, culture & learning
- Neighborhood houses of worship, museums, educational and cultural institutions
- Neighborhood restaurants, food & spirits that are open for delivery & pickup
- Neighborhood retail, health care (including pets) & services that are open
- Neighborhood businesses that are closed until further notice
- COVID-19 scams and public service announcements
NYC Test and Trace Corps: NYC Health + Hhospitals is operate the NYC Test and Trace Corps. If you test positive for COVID-19, you will receive a call from the Test and Trace Corps. These calls will either appear on caller ID as “Test and Trace”, or a 212 number. Contact tracers will never ask for your Social Security number, your immigration status, any private financial information, or a credit card number.
Mental health resources: NYC Well, a confidential 24/7 helpline, staffed by trained counselors. They can provide brief counseling and referrals to care in over 200 languages. Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), text "WELL" to 65173, chat at NYC.gov/nycwell. The state's hotline is 844-863-9314 to get free emotional support, consultations and referrals to a provider. New Yorkers can access additional mental health resources at headspace.com/ny.
Domestic violence resources: All domestic violence shelters are operating and hotlines are available 24/7. National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-7233 (TTY: 1-800-799-7233), log onto thehotline.org, or text LOVEIS to 22522, Safe Horizon call 1-800-621-HOPE or visit Safehorizon.org/SafeChat to speak with an advocate. The state hotline is 800-942-6906.
Pet hotline: Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) is a member of the City's Animal Planning Task Force, which is now providing a COVID-19 Pet Hotline and supportive services for NYC residents with pets. If you have a COVID-19 pet-related issue call the hotline at 877-204-8821 (8am to 8pm daily).