New York state Coronavirus update

NY Corona Hotline number: 1-888-364-3065 

  •  New York State on PAUSE: 100% of the workforce must stay home, excluding essential services. (Guidance on essential services designation is at
  • 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. 
  • DMV offices are temporarily closed for in-office visits. Online transactions, including for license renewals, are still 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 

o    Remain indoors

o    Can go outside for solitary exercise

o    Pre-screen all visitors by taking their temperature

o    Wear a mask in the company of others

o    Stay at least 6 feet from others

o    Do not take public transportation unless urgent and absolutely necessary

  • All barber shops, 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.
  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.  
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