Key To NYC: Vaccination Requirements
Starting August 17, people 12 and older will be required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO for indoor dining, fitness, and entertainment. This new requirement — called the Key to NYC — includes bars, fitness gyms, movie and stage theatres, museums, and other indoor venues. Staff at these locations are also required to be vaccinated. Learn more and find the required posters for businesses, FAQs, and flyers to distribute at nyc.gov/KeyToNYC
Have questions about Key to NYC or anything else related to reopening? Call our hotline at (888) SBS-4NYC.
Open Storefronts Program
NYC announced the Open Storefronts program on October 28, 2020, which allows storefront businesses to temporarily use a portion of the sidewalk directly in front of their business to promote open space, enhance social distancing, and help them rebound in these difficult economic times.
Businesses that meet eligibility criteria identified by the City will be able to:
- display merchandise
- complete transactions
- provide areas for customers to line up
All ground-floor storefront businesses selling goods or services directly to the public can participate in the Open Storefronts
Download our outreach flyers and share with other businesses:
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Reopening Guidance from the NYC Department of Small Business Services
- If you have any questions, you can call our hotline, 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692).
- Visit nycsmallbizcourses.eventbrite.com and search "Key to NYC Reopening Guidelines" to sign up for an upcoming webinar to learn about State requirements, recommendations, and resources available to help businesses reopen in NYC.
- Download our Reopening Guidelines Webinars flyer and share with other businesses.
- View and download a copy of the presentation here: