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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NYC Update

Updated 4/3/20 – Due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on March 28, asking residents to refrain from domestic travel for 14 days. This does not apply to employees of critical sectors, including health care and food supply.

In NYC, all nonessential businesses have been ordered to keep their workforces at home, and all nonessential gatherings are temporarily banned. Hotels are exempt from this, as are restaurants, bars and cafés, which, although closed for seated dining, can continue to serve food for delivery and takeout. Broadway performances, the City’s attractions and museums and all professional sporting events have closed or been canceled, though many are offering experiences online. Businesses that can remain open during this time include grocers, health-care providers, pharmacies, convenience stores, banks and child-care, animal-care and transportation providers. For an official list, visit ny.gov.

New York City has issued new guidance to recommend that residents wear face coverings when leaving their homes. See a list of frequently asked questions here.

We will continue to update this page as we receive more information.

Tool Kit

  • The CDC offers this summary regarding Covid-19, including the CDC’s ongoing response, recommendations and resources.
  • The CDC also features interim guidance to prepare mass gatherings and large community events for coronavirus.
  • New York State’s coronavirus information site features up-to-date information, including the latest rules and restrictions from Governor Cuomo.
  • New York City’s Department of Health is monitoring the situation and providing live, daily updates on the situation as it relates to our city.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) website features tips, advice, reports, research and more.
  • The U.S. Travel Association has produced a comprehensive tool kit, including a guide to communicating healthy travel practices, media talking points and current facts.
  • The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has summarized resources and information for business events professionals here.
  • Meetings Mean Business (MMB) offers this page of coronavirus resources, including talking points and template media materials.
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has released an official statement, which includes tools for industry professionals.
  • International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has released this official statement.

These links continue to be updated in real time.

Contact Info

For questions regarding the travel trade, contact traveltrade@nycgo.com. For questions concerning meetings and conventions, contact conventionsales@nycgo.com.