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.