Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Many New Yorkers Should Limit Activities

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

Mạng danh tiếngPeople 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.

This 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.


Mạng danh tiếngTwo 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:

New Strain Found in NYC

Mạng danh tiếngPeople in NYC have tested positive for a strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 that is potentially more transmissible than other strains that had been previously found in the city.

It is normal for viruses to mutate over time. The new strain — called B.1.1.7 — was previously identified in the U.K. and has been found in other U.S. states.

Mạng danh tiếngU.K. health officials have said that while this strain may be more transmissible from person to person than other common strains, there is no evidence it is more likely to cause severe illness or death. There is also no evidence this strain is resistant to vaccines authorized for use in the U.S.

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

Mạng danh tiếng 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.


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Mạng danh tiếngUse 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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Mạng danh tiếngDo 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

Mạng danh tiếngDownload Guidance for Getting Together