Call 911

Call 911 to report:

  • The use or sale of illegal drugs in progress at an outside location
  • A disorderly person or small or large group, including protestors, causing a hazardous or dangerous condition right now
  • Marijuana smoking in progress
  • An emergency situation or condition that might cause danger to life or personal property

Need something else?

The City has enacted public health social distancing restrictions and face covering rules to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Social distancing restrictions include:

  • Keeping 6 feet away from others (non-family group members)
  • Not engaging in team sports
  • Not gathering in groups of more than 50

You must wear a face covering if you are:

  • Out in public and keeping a 6-foot distance from others is not possible
  • Using public transportation or for hire vehicles
  • An employee who has contact with customers or members of the public (for example, grocery store cashiers)

Additional restrictions apply to areas within COVID-19 zones.

Report a social distancing or face covering violation at a:

The City will enforce violations as appropriate.

Social Distancing and Face Covering Violations on Subways or Buses

To report social distancing violations, face covering violations, or overcrowding on the subway or buses, contact the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) online.

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in certain neighborhoods, the City is implementing restrictions for businesses, schools, and gatherings in three zones identified by the State— red, orange, yellow. Red zones are the areas of the most concern and the greatest restrictions.

Zone Updates - October 22


  • Previous red and orange zones have been changed to yellow
  • Previous yellow zones will remain yellow


  • Previous red zone will remain red
  • Previous orange zone has changed to yellow
  • Previous yellow zone will remain yellow

Businesses moving from the red and orange zones to yellow zones can reopen beginning Thursday, October 22.

Schools moving from the red and orange zones to yellow zones can reopen Monday, October 26.

Type of ActivityRed ZoneOrange ZoneYellow Zone
Remote only
Mandatory weekly testing of a portion of students and staff for in-person settings. 
BusinessesEssential businesses openEssential and low-risk non-essential businesses open *Open
Mass GatheringsProhibited10 people maximum, indoor and outdoor25 people maximum, indoor and outdoor
DiningDelivery and takeout only

Delivery, takeout, and outdoor dining only

4 person maximum per table

Delivery, takeout, outdoor and indoor dining allowed

4 person maximum per table

Worship25% capacity
10 people maximum
33% capacity
25 people maximum
50% capacity

* High-risk non-essential businesses must be closed, including gyms and fitness centers and personal care services (such as barbers, hair salons, spas, tattoo or piercing parlors, nail technicians and nail salons, cosmetologists, estheticians, laser hair removal, and electrolysis) 

The City has created a zone look-up tool to help New Yorkers check which zone they are located in.

Use the COVID-19 Zone Finder.

To report a business in a COVID-19 zone not following zone guidelines, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Zone Business Complaint page.

To report a school not following COVID-19 health and safety rules, visit the School Reopening Complaint page.