Need something else?

  • Restaurant or Bar Reopening Complaint to report restaurant or bar non-compliance with COVID-19 indoor and/or outdoor health and safety rules
  • Outdoor Dining Complaint to report an Open Restaurant blocking a street or sidewalk, with missing or defective barriers, ramps, or platforms, not accessible for people with disabilities, or missing a permit

Beginning September 30th, restaurants and other food service establishments in New York City can reopen for indoor dining after implementing new requirements to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Before they can open indoor dining areas, food establishments must take the following steps:

  • Read the New York State guidelines for indoor dining in NYC and submit an affirmation form online. The State requires that you affirm that you have reviewed and understand the State-issued industry guidelines and that you will implement them.
    Read the guidelines and submit an affirmation form
  • Develop a safety plan and post it on-site. NYS has developed a safety plan template operators can use.
    Download a safety plan template.

Learn more about indoor dining reopening guidelines.

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.

The closures and new rules will take effect on Thursday, October 8th and will last for at least 14 days.

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.