NYC has begun its phased RESTART. Below are the most up-to-date guidance and requirements for NYC businesses that have reopened or will do so soon.
Remember, even when you reopen your worksite, the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect employees is to continue allowing them to work from home as much as possible.
Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases in certain neighborhoods, schools and businesses in those neighborhoods must temporarily close or have limited in-person services. Areas of the city have been designated as Red, Orange or Yellow zones based on their number of cases, and each type of zone has different restrictions.
Learn more below about what these restrictions mean and whether your facility is located in a zone of concern.
Learn about additional requirements for all nonpublic and charter schools in NYC.
Bars, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers are required to be closed daily from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This restriction also applies to any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment.
Starting on Sunday, February 14, bars and restaurants may stay open until 11 p.m.
Restaurants may still provide curbside pick-up or delivery of food orders after the required closing time, but they cannot take alcohol orders. The State Liquor Authority will issue further guidance for licensees.
General FAQs for Employers and Employees
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Schools, Child Care, Camp and Higher Education
When they are permitted to open, prekindergarten to grade 12 schools must follow New York State requirements for in-person instruction.
If you operate a child care program, learn more about what you need to know before reopening.
Gyms and Indoor Pools
Gyms can reopen once the owner has:
By completing these forms, a facility is affirming it has met COVID-19-related New York State requirements and is ready for inspection.
Indoor fitness classes will remain closed in New York City until further notice. Health and safety remain the number one priority as the City reopens.
Indoor pools in the city can reopen. Spa pools, saunas and steam rooms must remain closed.
Restaurants and Food Services
Starting February 12, restaurants and other food service establishments in New York City can reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity. Establishments may also still offer outdoor dining, pick-up and delivery.
Learn about the steps you must take before reopening:
You can download COVID-19 posters and flyers for food service establishments, or call 311 to order printed versions.
Sports, Arts and Entertainment
Personal Care Services
Real Estate and Property Management
Vehicle Sales/Leasing/Rentals and Operators
Manufacturing and Wholesale Trade
Religious and Funeral Services
The following resources can help businesses meet the State's requirements to reopen.