The Key to NYC program requires employees and customers 12 and older to prove they are vaccinated before entering businesses conducting the following activities:
- Indoor dining
- Indoor fitness
- Indoor entertainment
The mandate began on August 17 and enforcement began on September 13.
Learn more by visiting the following pages:
At this time, there is no general vaccine mandate for students ages 12 or older attending public school. However, vaccination is required for all students participating in high-risk sports and extracurricular activities.
All DOE employees and City contracted child care/after-school staff were also required to submit proof of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by October 1. Learn more on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Schools page.
To learn about mandates for City government workers, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and City Workers page.
In New York State, all healthcare workers. including staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities that are public or private, were required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 27.
These facilities include:
- Adult care
- Nursing homes
- Other congregate care settings
The State Department of Health requires these facilities to develop and implement a policy mandating employee vaccination, with limited exceptions for those with religious or medical reasons.
You should contact your employer’s human resources department for more information.
State Court System
All NY State court system workers were required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or be tested weekly for COVID-19 as of September 1.
Learn more about the vaccine mandate.
New York City parks and playgrounds are open, but some other facilities and spaces are closed. For a list of closures, visit the Parks page.
The Open Restaurants program aims to expand outdoor seating options for restaurants and bars. Bar and restaurant owners may apply to place outdoor seating in front of their food establishments on the sidewalk or roadway.
Learn more on the Open Restaurants page.
The Open Streets program closes streets to vehicle traffic to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to stay active while maintaining social distancing.
Open Streets are available daily from 8 AM to 8 PM (unless otherwise noted).
Learn more on the Open Streets page.