NYC - The Official Guide

Coronavirus Information and Resources

As New York City continues on an encouraging trajectory of recovery, we are actively planning for a safe, responsible citywide comeback that will reconnect us with each other and our beloved five boroughs. Read on for the most useful and current information for navigating the City, plus plenty of resources for planning ahead.

NYC Updates

On October 6, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a cluster action initiative to help stop further spread of the coronavirus in Brooklyn and Queens. The plan divides affected areas into red, orange and yellow zones, each of which corresponds to new restrictions on schools and business activities. These restrictions will be in place for 14 days. View interactive maps of the affected areas here. For more information, visit ny.gov.

New York City has entered Phase 4 of Governor Cuomo’s New York Forward plan, reintroducing low-risk outdoor activities like botanical gardens and zoos with capacity restrictions, movie and television production, and professional sports without audiences. Museums and cultural institutions have been allowed to open, with restrictions, since August 24. Restaurants can offer indoor service, at 25 percent capacity (and with other regulations), as of September 30; there will be a review no later than November 1 to determine whether that capacity can be increased to 50 percent. The Mayor has also announced that the outdoor dining program will be made permanent, meaning restaurants will be able to take advantage of closed streets and sidewalk space where available to keep outdoor dining going year-round. Additional venues, attractions and indoor activities will reopen at a to-be-determined later date. For more information, including an overview of phases 2 through 4, please click here.

NYC Travel Restrictions

New York State has implemented a 14-day quarantine on anyone arriving from a state, territory or country with a significant degree of community-spread infection. All out-of-state travelers from designated states and international travelers from designated countries must complete the State Department of Health traveler form upon entering New York. Due to their interconnectedness with the state, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut will not fall on the New York quarantine list, but on October 20, the Governor discouraged nonessential travel to and from these neighboring states due to their increased infection rates. The City and Sheriff's Office have implemented checkpoints at various points of arrival into the City to remind travelers and ensure compliance. The Mayor has ordered that hotels and short-term rentals require guests from restricted states to fill out a traveler health form before beginning their stay. The Governor has issued an executive order reminder international travelers from moderate- or high-risk countries of their obligations to quarantine and fill out the form. For more information, visit ny.gov

We are closely monitoring reopening plans for Broadway and the performing arts. We will share guidelines as soon as they become available.

All In NYC: Stay Well Pledge

The only way forward is to take care of one another. As the City reopens, we’re asking five-borough businesses, and the people who visit them, to commit to the practices that will help keep our community healthy and safe.


Take the Pledge