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Omicron Variant

There are no confirmed cases in NYC of the omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19, but we may start seeing such cases in the city soon.

We do not yet have reliable evidence about whether this variant is easier to spread, more likely to lead to severe illness or able to avoid antibodies from vaccines or previous infections. However, there are early signs it may have the ability to spread rapidly.

We strongly recommend everyone — including people who are vaccinated or were previously infected — wear masks in all public indoor settings.

Vaccination, masking and testing remain our most important tools in fighting this new variant of concern. Vaccines are available for anyone 5 and older, and we recommend boosters for any adult who is fully vaccinated.

Holiday Safety

Help prevent the spread while you get festive this year — get vaccinated against COVID-19 to enjoy a safer holiday season.

Gathering with others increases the risk of COVID-19, especially if not everyone is vaccinated. Try safer holiday activities, such as virtual parties, enjoying outside holiday decorations or shopping online. If you meet up with others, keep it small, get tested before you go and keep your plate to yourself.

Travel may involve crowds and going to places with high levels of COVID-19. If you are not fully vaccinated, avoid travel. Everyone who is traveling should get tested before they leave the city and before they return home. Also, wear a mask, follow CDC travel guidance and stay at a hotel when possible.

There is still COVID-19 transmission in New York City and around the U.S. This is largely due to the spread of the more contagious delta variant and the large number of people who are still unvaccinated.

The delta variant of the virus is more than twice as contagious as the original virus. It may also be more likely to cause severe illness and to reinfect someone who has already had COVID-19. The delta variant is also infecting a higher percentage of young people than previous strains.

Vaccination is the most important tool we have to stop the spread, and it has never been easier to get vaccinated. Every unvaccinated person in NYC who is 5 or older can get a free vaccine today at one of hundreds of vaccination sites around the city. New Yorkers can also choose to get in-home vaccination.

COVID-19 is not over. Learn more in the pages below about what you can do to help yourself, your family and your community.



  • Latest Data: Track how COVID-19 has recently affected NYC. Data is updated daily.
  • Vaccines Data: Track how the COVID-19 vaccine is being administered throughout the city.
  • Variants Data: Testing and spread in NYC of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Key Indicators: Key public health indicators tracked by NYC policymakers.
  • Neighborhood Data Profiles: Summaries of data by ZIP code.
  • Trends and Totals Data: Data trends and cumulative data since the city’s first confirmed case.
  • Data File Archive: All COVID-19 data files we posted online between March 17, 2020, and May 17, 2020, as well as more recent files on virus variants.

Testing, Prevention, Higher Risk Groups

  • Testing: Learn when and how you can get tested.
  • Rapid Testing: Schedule an appointment at one of the Health Department's free rapid testing locations, which usually have results within a few hours.
  • Prevention and Groups at Higher Risk: Follow our prevention tips and check if you are at a higher risk for illness.
  • Pregnancy: Learn about the different risks of COVID-19 to pregnant people and available assistance.


  • Treatments: How to tell if you might have COVID-19 and what to do if you have symptoms, including possible outpatient treatments.

Businesses, Schools


Local Services, Mental Health

Additional Resources