New Coronavirus Rules for New York State Residents As of March 22
The New York State Department of Health, has posted new rules as of March 22, 2020 for New York State residents and businesses regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as mandated by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Below, is a list of things you need to know directly from the New York State Department of Health:
(LAST UPDATED: MARCH 21, 2020 4:15PM)
What You Need to Know
- New York State on PAUSE: In New York we know that Policies Assure Uniform Safety for Everyone. CLICK HERE to see details.
- 100% of the workforce must stay home beginning Sunday, March 22 at 8PM, excluding essential services.
- All non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are temporarily banned.
- New York State has identified two million N95 masks for purchase and will send one million to New York City and 500,000 to Long Island.
- Department of Motor Vehicles offices are temporarily closed for in-office visits. Online transactions, including license renewals, are still available. License and permit expirations will be extended.
- Governor Cuomo is visiting four sites that have been identified by the Army Corps of Engineers for temporary hospitals.
- Enacting Matilda’s Law to protect New Yorkers age 70+ and those with compromised immune systems
- Remain indoors
- Can go outside for solitary exercise
- Pre-screen all visitors by taking their temperature
- Wear a mask in the company of others
- Stay at least 6 feet from others
- Do not take public transportation unless urgent and absolutely necessary
- All barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing salons, nail salons, hair removal services and related personal care services will be closed to the public effective Saturday, March 21 at 8:00PM.
- Casinos, gyms, theaters, retail shopping malls, amusement parks and bowling alleys are closed until further notice. Bars and restaurants are closed, but takeout can be ordered during the period of closure.
- Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
- Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.