Last Updated: March 23, 2020 at 3:20PM
What You Need to Know
- All non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are temporarily banned.
- The FDA approved the use of a new experimental drug in New York on a
compassionate care basis to help treat patients with COVID-19.
- Department of Motor Vehicles offices are temporarily closed for
in-office visits. Online transactions, including for license renewals,
are still be available. License and permit expirations will be extended.
- An initial delivery of supplies has been made to the Jacob K.
Javits Center where FEMA has started to build a 1,000-bed temporary
- Enacting Matilda’s Law to protect New Yorkers age 70+ and those with compromised immune systems
- Remain indoors
- Can go outside for solitary exercise
- Pre-screen all visitors by taking their temperature
- Wear a mask in the company of others
- Stay at least 6 feet from others
- Do not take public transportation unless urgent and absolutely necessary
- All barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing salons, nail
salons, hair removal services and related personal care services are
closed until further notice.
- Casinos, gyms, theaters, retail shopping malls, amusement parks and bowling alleys are closed until further notice. Bars and restaurants are closed, but takeout can be ordered during the period of closure.
- Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.