Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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How You Can Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

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Stay home if sick
Only leave for essential medical care and or other essential errands.



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Keep physical distance
Stay at least 6 feet away from other people.


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Keep your hands clean
Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.


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Wear a face covering
You can be contagious without symptoms. Protect those around you by wearing a face covering.


FAQ About Face Coverings (PDF, June 8)


If you are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, you should still stay home as much as possible.

All New Yorkers Should Get Tested

All New Yorkers should get a COVID-19 diagnostic test, whether or not they have symptoms or are at increased risk. Tests are free. Look for a testing site near your home.

You will not be asked about immigration status. COVID-19 testing and care services are not a public benefit under the public charge rule (PDF).


COVID-19 Testing: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, May 11)


Protesting Safely

If you are planning to participate in public protests, follow these tips to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Wear eye protection to prevent injury
  • Stay hydrated
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Do not yell; use signs and noise makers instead
  • Stick to a small group
  • Keep 6 feet from other groups

How to Protest Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF, June 8)

More Information About COVID-19 in NYC


What You Need to Know Now About COVID-19 (PDF, May 20)