Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Last Updated: February 28, 2021 at 11:59 AM
What You Need to Know
  • Visit ny.gov/vaccine to get the facts on the COVID-19 Vaccine in New York.
  • The new COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard will update New Yorkers on the distribution of the vaccine including the number of doses received by the state, a breakdown of first or second doses, and the number of persons vaccinated with the first and second doses in each region.
  • Micro-Cluster Strategy is addressing COVID-19 hot spots that have cropped up across the state.
  • The Open Enrollment Period for uninsured New Yorkers has been extended through May 15, 2021. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health or directly through insurers.
  • If you have been on quarantine due to contact with someone known to have COVID-19:
    • a negative test does NOT release you from quarantine.
    • It is essential to wait 10 days full days to make sure that no infection appears, even if you have no symptoms, before being released from quarantine.
    • Quarantine should last 10 days from the last exposure to a person with known COVID-19.
    • In addition, you should continue to monitor yourself for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 for up to 14 days after that last exposure. 
    • If you have any questions about your period of quarantine, please call your Local Health Department.
  • moratorium on residential evictions is now in place until May 1, 2021 for tenants who have endured COVID-related hardship. 
  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences are limited to no more than 10 people. 
  • New travel guidelines are in effect that allow out-of-state travelers to “test out” of the mandatory 10-day quarantine. 
  • To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below:
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
Don’t Let Your Guard Down
COVID-19 Is Still Spreading
Keep Social Distancing

Keep your circle of contacts small, even during the holidays. When you are around others, stay 6 feet apart and wear a mask.

Stay Home if You’re Sick

If you’re sick, don’t go to work or school. Get tested and isolate until you know your results. If you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, stay home and away from others for 10 days.

Take Caution with New Yorkers At-Risk

Avoid exposing the elderly and people with underlying health conditions to the virus. Instead of visiting, call. Offer help with groceries and other goods.

In New York we’re identifying Micro-Cluster hot spots to stop the spread of COVID-19. See the maps of the current clusters which are color-coded Red, Orange or Yellow.

COVID-19 TRACKER
View a county-by-county breakdown of testing and positive cases and facility level reporting of staff testing around New York State.