- New York City playgrounds will close to address the lack of adherence to social distancing protocols.
- Regeneron is creating 500,000 test kits for the State at no charge amid a nationwide shortage of test kits and swabs.
The State has tested 220,880 individuals, with 15,694 new people tested on March 31.
- Governor Cuomo has directed the state nonessential workforce to continue to work from home for an additional two weeks through April 15th.
- In-person workforce restrictions, which have been implemented through various executive orders are also extended until April 15th.
- Statewide school closures are extended by two weeks until April 15.
- The first 1,000-bed temporary hospital at the Javits Center is open and accepting patients.
- A new Central Coordinating Team will help implement a public-private hospital plan to share information, supplies, staff and patients among hospitals across the state.
A new online portal will connect hospitals to volunteer healthcare workers and help prioritize deployment to hospitals with the greatest need.
- New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
- New Yorkers without Health Insurance can apply through NY State of Health within 60 days of losing coverage.
- 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.
- 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.
This guidance applies to each business location individually and is intended to assist businesses in determining whether they are an essential business and steps to request such designation.
Support New York's response. New York State is doing all it can to keep New Yorkers safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. But we’re stronger if we all work together.
Even if you feel well, stay at home as much as possible. In public, keep at least 6 feet distance from others. Avoid unnecessary appointments.
Cover your cough and sneezes. Use your elbow or a tissue. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Take special caution to avoid exposing the elderly and people with underlying health conditions. Avoid visiting those most at risk, call instead. Offer help with groceries and other goods.