Special Update
We continue to monitor the evolving situation regarding coronavirus (Covid-19). For information, visit our coronavirus resources page. Read More
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Though New York City's recovery will be gradual, it is certain. While working around the clock to address the immediate needs of our community and our economy, we are actively preparing for the day when the five boroughs can be truly bustling again. Read on for the most useful and current information for navigating the City, plus plenty of resources for planning ahead.

NYC Updates

In response to rising infection rates, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has suspended indoor dining at New York City restaurants. Outdoor dining, takeout and delivery continue as normal.

Many New York City public schools remain closed for in-person instruction, although pre-K, elementary and District 75 special-education students are now able to return to classrooms. Gyms must close at 10pm, and parties at private residences are capped at 10 people.

Governor Cuomo has introduced a cluster action initiative to help stop further spread of the coronavirus. The plan divides affected areas into red, orange and yellow zones, each of which corresponds to new restrictions on schools and business activities. View an interactive map of the affected areas in the City here. For more information, visit ny.gov.

New York City has entered Phase 4 of Governor Cuomo’s New York Forward plan, reintroducing low-risk outdoor activities like botanical gardens and zoos with capacity restrictions, movie and television production, and professional sports without audiences. Museums and cultural institutions have been allowed to open, with restrictions, since August 24.  Additional venues, attractions and indoor activities will reopen at a to-be-determined later date. For more information, including an overview of phases 2 through 4, please click here.

 

NYC Travel Restrictions

New York State is changing its testing and quarantine guidelines. As of November 3, all travelers from out of state—save for those from New York's contiguous states, which are New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont—must test negative for the coronavirus within three days before their departure from their home state or country. Once staying in New York, travelers must quarantine for three days, then take another Covid-19 test on the fourth day. If the test is negative, the traveler no longer has to remain in quarantine. Travelers who choose not to be tested must remain in quarantine for 14 days.

New Yorkers who leave the state for 24 hours or less must be tested within four days of returning to New York State. The contiguous states are exempt from this rule as well, though Governor Cuomo has discouraged nonessential travel to and from these neighboring states due to their increased infection rates.

The City and Sheriff's Office have implemented checkpoints at various points of arrival into the City to remind travelers and ensure compliance. The Mayor has ordered that hotels and short-term rentals require guests from restricted states to fill out a traveler health form before beginning their stay. The Governor has issued an executive order reminder international travelers from moderate- or high-risk countries of their obligations to quarantine and fill out the form. For more information, visit ny.gov.

Health & Safety Guidelines

Below, find links to recommended health and safety guidelines by business category. These will be updated as we receive additional information.

Health & Safety Guidelines

Retail Restaurants Hotels Attractions & Museums Tours Transportation Airports Spas & Wellness

We are closely monitoring reopening plans for Broadway and the performing arts. We will share guidelines as soon as they become available.

 

Health & Safety Guidelines

Retail Restaurants Hotels Attractions & Museums Tours Transportation Airports Spas & Wellness

All In NYC: Stay Well Pledge

The only way forward is to take care of one another. Going forward, we’re asking five-borough businesses, and the people who visit them, to commit to the practices that will help keep our community healthy and safe.

 

Stay Well NYC Pledge

 

 

Information & Resources

New York Forward Phases

Review Governor Cuomo’s phased plan for reopening the state.

What to Know Now

Get timely updates and guidelines for navigating NYC’s new normal.

Resources and Links

Find our top sources of official information all in one place.

Recovery Coalition

Learn how we’re working together to ensure the City’s comeback.

All In NYC: Neighborhood Getaways

Support local business and get up to $100 back when you safely rediscover attractions, dining, hotels, museums and more.

Tourism Recovery

Learn what we’re doing to ensure the long-term vitality of the industry.