Restaurant Reopening: COVID-19 Guidelines, Posters & Checklists

To assist businesses reopening for indoor and outdoor dining, the Office of Nightlife has made the following guides and informational materials available for download:






Guidelines for Outdoors Dining


It's Up to You New York, Socialize Responsibly: Indoor & Outdoor Dining Protocols

Download: It's Up to You New York, Socializ Responsibly: Indoor & Outdoor Protocols Poster (11x17 pdf)

Other langauges:
Spanish | French | Russian | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Urdu | Polish | Haitian Croele | Korean | Bengali | Arabic  

It's Up to You New York, Socialize Responsibly
Window Sign (8.5x11 pdf) | Social Media Post (zip file) 








What to expect when you're inspected: Open Restaurants Program Checklist



What to Expect When You're Inspected: Indoor & Outdoor Dining Checklist

Download: Indoor & Outdoor Dining Checklist (english-pdf)

Download: Outdoor Dining Checklist (english-pdf)
Other Languages:  Spanish | Arabic | Simplified Chinese | Haitian Creole | Korean | Russian (pdf)








Social Distancing Guidelines for Restaurant and Bar Takeout


Take Out...Don't Hang Out: Take Out Protocols   


Window Poster: 11x17in (pdf) | 8.5 x11in (pdf)
Social Media Post: 5x5in (jpg)
Other Languages: Spanish (pdf)

Download: Physical Distancing Guidelines for Restaurants and Bars (pdf)





Additional COVID-19 Posters and Downloads

Office of Nightlife


Department of Health


Department of Small Business Services

For more information you can also visit the NYC Business Restaurant Reopening Guide: or call the Business Reopening Hotline: 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692).