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NYC: What to Know Now

Below, find updates and current information about developments around the five boroughs.

New York City is now in Phase 3 of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Forward plan, allowing for the reopening of spas, nail salons and other personal care services. The return of indoor dining, however, has been postponed until further notice. This measure is in response to rising infection rates elsewhere across the nation.

The Broadway League announced that Broadway performances will be suspended through the end of 2020.

New York State has implemented a 14-day quarantine on anyone arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average, or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. The requirements of the travel advisory do not apply to anyone passing through designated states for a limited duration (that is, less than 24 hours) during the course of travel. Examples include: stopping at rest stops for vehicles, buses and/or trains; or layovers for air travel, bus travel or train travel. The travel advisory requires all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out of state, to take personal responsibility for complying with the advisory in the best interest of public health and safety. For more information, visit

New York City public beaches are open for swimming as of July 1.

New York residents can now gather in groups of 25 people or fewer, so long as participants observe social distancing guidelines.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced a 13-point plan to help the City safely reopen. Most service will be restored to regular levels, though subway service remains suspended nightly from 1am to 5am to disinfect trains and stations.

Governor Cuomo has ordered New York State residents to wear face coverings in public whenever maintaining social distance is not possible. This aligns with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s guidance recommending that New Yorkers wear face coverings when leaving their homes.

To facilitate social distancing in the City, the Mayor has announced 40 miles of street-traffic closures, sidewalk widening and additional bike lanes, with the goal of expanding to 100 miles in order to increase public space and serve the hardest-hit communities.

The Mayor has also canceled all large events requiring a City permit through September 30, in order to preserve open public space and maintain social distancing.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers guidance for what to do if you become sick, and when you can be around others after you had or likely had the coronavirus.