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Dear Colleagues,

This week we are reminded that the path to reopening is fluid and requires each of us to do our part to insure a safe recovery for our beloved city. We must remain vigilant and encourage others to do the same: wear a mask, wash your hands, practice social distancing, stay home if you’re sick, and get tested. For more information on free testing, personal protective equipment and more, please visit The NYC Mayor's Office Coronavirus page.

Earlier today Mayor de Blasio announced the City and State’s plan to confront the rising rates of COVID-19 in certain parts of New York. The State of New York has divided areas in Central Queens, Southern Brooklyn and Far Rockaway where infections are rising into three zones: Red, Orange, and Yellow. Each zone is under a different level of increased restrictions from the State of New York. These restrictions are in effect beginning Thursday, October 8, 2020.

To find out where the zones are, and to see what restrictions apply to each zone, please visit

No indoor or outdoor dining is allowed in the Red Zones. Restaurants, bars, cafes and other food service establishments in these areas can provide takeout and delivery service only. Limited outdoor dining is allowed in the Orange Zones, while indoor and outdoor dining is allowed in Yellow Zones with some restrictions. To assist restaurants and bars with promoting safe protocols among patrons, the Office of Nightlife has made the following materials available for download at

        • It’s Up to You, New York social distancing guides and graphics
        • Take Out, Don’t Hang Out posters


Updated guidance for filming in these zones will be posted on the Film Permit website. Please be sure to check frequently for updates and review the guidelines and FAQ before submitting permit applications. If you have questions after reading these guidance documents, please call the Film Office at (212) 489-6710. Please keep in mind that the Film Office is still operating remotely so please allow additional time for Film Permit processing.
At the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), we recognize the significant challenges so many of our businesses and workers are facing. We continue to work with our colleagues in government to do whatever we can to help and keep you informed about new developments. For the latest updates, sign up for MOME’s newsletter, follow our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or visit our website at

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns or for support.

Stay NYC strong,

Anne del Castillo
Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment