New Coronavirus Rules for New York State Residents As of March 22
Below, is a list of things you need to know directly from the New York State Department of Health:
(LAST UPDATED: MARCH 21, 2020 4:15PM)
What You Need to Know
- New York State on PAUSE: In New York we know that Policies Assure Uniform Safety for Everyone. CLICK HERE to see details.
- 100% of the workforce must stay home beginning Sunday, March 22 at 8PM, excluding essential services.
- All non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are temporarily banned.
- New York State has identified two million N95 masks for purchase and will send one million to New York City and 500,000 to Long Island.
- Department of Motor Vehicles offices are temporarily closed for in-office visits. Online transactions, including license renewals, are still available. License and permit expirations will be extended.
- Governor Cuomo is visiting four sites that have been identified by the Army Corps of Engineers for temporary hospitals.
- Enacting Matilda’s Law to protect New Yorkers age 70+ and those with compromised immune systems
- Remain indoors
- Can go outside for solitary exercise
- Pre-screen all visitors by taking their temperature
- Wear a mask in the company of others
- Stay at least 6 feet from others
- Do not take public transportation unless urgent and absolutely necessary
- All barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing salons, nail salons, hair removal services and related personal care services will be closed to the public effective Saturday, March 21 at 8:00PM.
- 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.