There is increasing transmission of COVID-19 in New York City and widespread transmission across the United States and in many other countries.
In addition to following our general COVID-19 prevention guidance, stay cautious when you meet up with friends. Avoid indoor activities and stay away from big groups by sticking to a core group of friends and family — your pandemic "social bubble."
Here are some more tips to help you stay safe as you move about the city.
When you travel:
When you celebrate the holidays:
When you go to the gym:
When you eat out:
When you shop:
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Stay home if you are sick
Only leave for essential medical care or other essential errands.
Keep physical distance
Stay at least 6 feet away from other people.
Keep your hands clean
Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Wear a face covering
You can be contagious without symptoms. Protect those around you by wearing a face covering.
All New Yorkers should get a COVID-19 virus (diagnostic) test, whether or not they have symptoms or are at increased risk. Tests are free. Look for a testing site near you.
Do not delay getting the medical care you need. Contact your provider quickly about any new symptoms you are feeling, whether or not you think they may be related to COVID-19.
You should also go to routine check-ups and screenings, and get scheduled vaccinations for you and your children. If you think you are having a medical emergency, call 911.