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 News Updates 

Update from the NYS Health Department

March 23, 2020
Summary:
From the New York State Health Department (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home) :
Last Updated: March 23, 2020 at 3:20PM
What You Need to Know
 
Body:
From the New York State Health Department (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home) :
 
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 hospital.

  • 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.