October 7, 2020
New Yorkers should go to nyc.gov/COVIDZone to enter their address and find what zone they live, work, shop, and go to school in.
NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today launched a 'Find Your Zone' map. The map, created by DoITT, NYCEM and DOHMH to make the State zone maps searchable, allows New Yorkers to enter their address and find what zone they live, work, shop, and go to school in.
“New Yorkers have been through so much together, and these next few weeks are critical in our fight against the pandemic," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "We are committed to giving New Yorkers the resources they need to stay safe and healthy in their communities."
Building on the City's initial proposal to enforce a closure of non-essential businesses and schools, restrictions in all zones will be in effect for a minimum of 14 days starting tomorrow, October 8th.
In red zones, schools are already closed, and non-essential businesses close tomorrow morning. Restaurants must operate with take-out only, and mass gatherings are prohibited. Houses of worship must be capped at 25% capacity, with a maximum of 10 people allowed inside.
In orange zones, schools will close on Thursday morning. High-risk businesses are now closed, including gyms. Restaurants are permitted to have outdoor dining only, with a maximum of 4 people per table. Gatherings must be kept to 10 people or less, regardless of whether they are held indoors or outdoors. Houses of worship must be kept at a 33% capacity, with a maximum of 25 people inside.
In yellow zones, schools will remain open but are subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing. All businesses will remain open, and New Yorkers are encouraged to take extra precautions. Indoor and outdoor dining is permitted, with maximum of 4 people per table. Gatherings must be 25 people or less, regardless of whether they are held indoors or outdoors. Houses of worship are allowed to operate at 50% capacity
“Throughout this outbreak New Yorkers have been the key to beating back the virus,” said NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi. “This tool will keep residents informed about COVID-19 in their communities so that they can take the necessary steps to keep themselves and their friends, families and neighbors safe.”
“We are in this fight together, and we will continue to provide New Yorkers with the necessary resources to stay informed about the virus. The Find Your Zone map is a critical tool that makes it easy for individuals to find out whether they live, work, worship, or attend school in a cluster zone,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell.
"DoITT is proud of our on-going efforts to support New York City's Covid-19 response through the development and use of innovative technology," said DoITT Commissioner and Citywide Chief Information Officer Jessica Tisch.