Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Recent Guidance


The City is preparing for the first phase of reopening.

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. You should 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)
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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

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a new health condition associated with COVID-19 that is appearing in children in NYC and elsewhere. The syndrome was previously called pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or PMIS.

MIS-C is like other serious inflammatory conditions such as Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome. Children with MIS-C can have problems with their heart and other organs and need to receive medical care in a hospital.

Fact Sheet

More Information About COVID-19 in NYC