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  •  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Notifications

    Do you have questions about the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)? Watch this update from Mayor Walsh, County Executive Ryan McMahon, and Commissioner of Health Dr. Indu Gupta to learn about the city and the county's response and prevention measures. Further questions? Call the New York State Department of Health hotline at 1-888-364-3065 to speak with an expert.

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  • Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    What do you know about the novel Coronavirus that is causing a health emergency? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging...

  • Guidance on the use of Right of Way (ROW)

    Read: How to Guide

    This is intended to provide specific detail and outline the process on the various ways the Right of Way can be utilized, pending City review and approval, to allow the opportunity to serve more customers, while always ensuring compliance with New York State business reopening guidelines. 

    Guidance on Phase II Business Reopening

    Update: NY Forward Business Reopening  

    Governor Cuomo announced the start of Phase 2 in the CNY region effective Friday, May 29. Businesses must be able to affirm they meet the requirements of their business category before reopening. Please review the guidelines above.

    Guidance on Public Events and Gathering

    Read: Mayor Walsh's Remarks: Taking Care of Each Other

    Read: New York State Guidance on Public Events and Gatherings

    On Thursday, Governor Cuomo announced limits on public events and gatherings in New York State. The guidelines require the cancellation or postponement of all gatherings of 500 people or more.  

    Effective at 5 p.m. today, Friday, Mar. 13, new requirements go in to effect for gatherings with less than 500 individuals:

    Public health experts agree, mass gatherings with people making sustained close contact are a place where the coronavirus can easily infect many people quickly and continue its spread. As such, events, gatherings, or places of business with less than 500 individuals in attendance will be required to cut capacity by 50 percent, with exceptions being made for spaces where individuals do not make sustained close contact, such as schools, hospitals, public buildings, mass transit, grocery stores and retail stores.  

    Linked above is interim guidance from New York State with more information about safely conducting an event. On behalf of our entire community – and in the interest of taking care of each other – I am urging all businesses, non-profits, community organizations and institutions that conduct events and meetings that fall under this criteria to abide by these limits.  This includes entertainment venues, places of worship, as well as restaurants and bars.