Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Many New Yorkers Should Limit Activities

Rút tiền thẻ gameThe number of new COVID-19 cases in NYC has been rising rapidly and is now at a level we have not seen since April.

People with underlying health conditions, as well as those who live or care for such people, should now take increased precautions.

  • Avoid public spaces and gatherings and wear a face covering at all times, indoors and outdoors.
  • Do not leave home, except for work, school or essential activities, including medical care, COVID-19 testing or to go to the grocery store or pharmacy.
  • If you feel sick do not leave your home, except for a COVID-19 test or other essential medical care.

Rút tiền thẻ gameThis advisory applies to a wide range of New Yorkers, such as people older than 65 and people with underlying conditions, including smoking, type-2 diabetes and obesity, among others. It also applies to those who live with or care for these people.

Find out if you or someone you know is at a high risk for severe illness and should follow these increased precautions.

Vaccines

Two COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for emergency use, but they may not be available to the general public until mid-2021. Learn more about the vaccines and how they are being distributed in NYC:


COVID-19 is now spreading rapidly in New York City and throughout the United States. This is a vital time to follow our prevention guidance and do your part to stop the spread.

Avoid indoor activities and stay away from big groups by sticking to a core group of friends and family — your pandemic "social bubble." If you do go out, take the below precautions.

Travel

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Traveling right now puts you, your family and your community at risk of getting sick and spreading the virus to other people. The safest option is to not travel if you can avoid it.

If you must travel, plan ahead by reading our guidance below and taking all recommended precautions. Be prepared to quarantine when you return.

Holiday Parties

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To enjoy the holidays safely, try virtual parties and outdoor gatherings.




Shopping

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Use hand sanitizer when you enter a store, after touching products and after leaving the store.

Only touch products you intend to buy. Make contactless payments whenever possible.

Medical Care

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Do not delay getting the medical care you need. Contact your provider quickly about any new symptoms you are feeling, whether or not you think they may be related to COVID-19.

You should also go to routine check-ups and screenings, and get scheduled vaccinations for you and your children. If you think you are having a medical emergency, call 911.

More Information About COVID-19 in NYC


Additional Resources

Download Guidance for Getting Together