What You Need to Know About COVID-19

NYC: Get Tested Now!

All New Yorkers should get tested for COVID-19, whether or not you have symptoms or are at increased risk.

NYC Health Department: coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What to Do If You Are Sick

Find the closest testing site near you.

You should get tested now if you have symptoms – regardless of age, chronic conditions or occupation – and then stay home.

COVID-19 Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus and commonly include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

This list is not all inclusive. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Older adults may show confusion or disorientation and experience falls.

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Key to NYC

People 12 and older and now required to show proof that they have received at least one vaccine dose in order to enjoy indoor activities including dining, fitness, and entertainment. Help keep yourself and community safe. Learn more about the Key to NYC requirements.

Pfizer vaccine FDA approved

On August 23, the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people 16 and older. The vaccine had previously been available for this group under emergency use authorization, which is still in effect for people ages 12 to 15.

Third dose for people who are immunocompromised

People who who are moderately to severely immunocompromised (meaning they have a weakened immune system) are now eligible for a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Third doses are currently available at City-run sites.

Learn more about third doses for people who are immunocompromised (PDF).

Vaccine incentives

New Yorkers can get $100, free tickets, memberships, or gifts for getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn more about vaccine incentives.

Vaccinations at home

Anyone living in the five boroughs can register to be contacted by the City to schedule an in-home vaccine.

Get vaccinated today.

It has never been easier to get a COVID-19 vaccination in NYC. Many vaccination sites in the city no longer require appointments. To find a vaccination site near you, including those that take appointments, use the City's Vaccine Finder or call 1-877-VAX-4NYC.

Many vaccination sites in the city no longer even require appointments. Note, people who are 12 to 17 years old can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Learn more about vaccination requirements.


You can find daily updates of information about people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in NYC and key public health milestones.