NYC health & What You Need to Know about COVID-19

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  • The Governor and Legislature have an agreement on a bill guaranteeing job protection and pay for New Yorkers who have been quarantined as a result of novel coronavirus. 
  • The bill also includes the permanent comprehensive paid sick leave policy
  • Governor Cuomo signed an executive order directing all schools in New York to close by Wednesday, March 18 for two weeks ending April 1.
  • Casinos, gyms, theaters are closed until further notice.
  • Bars and restaurants are closed, but takeout can be ordered during the period of closure.
  • Strongly advise only services and businesses that are essential stay open after 8:00PM
    • Groceries
    • Gas stations
    • Pharmacies
    • Medical facilities
  • All local governments must reduce their workforce by at least 50%. Non-essential state workers are working from home.
  • New York State is waiving all park fees in state, local and county parks.
  • Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.  

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