Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Getting Together Safely

The city is reopening, but there is still transmission of COVID-19 in New York City. As you move about the city this summer, do so safely.

Check out these tips on how you can get together with friends, visit an outdoor restaurant, get some exercise and make your voice heard on the streets. Remember, the safest way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home as much as possible.

Follow the tips below to stay safe when you head out.


How You Can Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

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Stay home if sick
Only leave for essential medical care 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)

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)

More Information About COVID-19 in NYC


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