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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. 

Citywide Restrictions:

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases citywide, additional citywide restrictions are in effect.

As of Monday, December 14, all restaurants, bars, catering halls, clubs, manufacturers with tasting rooms, and other food service establishments in New York City must close indoor dining until further notice. Outdoor dining, takeout and delivery are still allowed. Restaurants and bars are still required to close outdoor dining from 10 PM to 5 AM daily. Takeout and delivery are still allowed after 10 PM, except for alcoholic beverages.

As of Friday, November 13, all gyms and fitness centers must close from 10 PM to 5 AM daily.

Manhattan COVID Zones:

  • Effective November 25, a yellow zone, which covers a large portion of upper Manhattan, has been added.

Staten Island COVID Zones:

  • Effective November 25, the entire borough of Staten Island has been covered by either an orange or a yellow zone.

Bronx COVID Zones:

  • Effective November 19, two yellow zones, which cover large portions of the Bronx, have been added.

Brooklyn COVID Zones:

  • Effective November 19, the orange zone has moved to yellow.
  • Effective November 19, the pre-existing yellow zone has been removed.

Queens COVID Zones:

  • Effective November 19, the Queens yellow zone has been expanded.
Type of ActivityRed ZoneOrange ZoneYellow Zone
BusinessesEssential businesses openOpen, with additional restrictions for high-risk businesses *Open
DiningDelivery and takeout onlyDelivery, takeout, and outdoor dining only
4 person maximum per table
Delivery, takeout, and outdoor dining only
4 person maximum per table

* High-risk non-essential businesses: 

  • Gyms, fitness centers and classes must operate at 25% capacity. 
  • Barber shops, hair salons, and other personal care services can provide services so long as employees performing services are tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. Other personal care services include spas, tattoo or piercing parlors, nail technicians and nail salons, cosmetologists, estheticians, laser hair removal, and electrolysis.

You can use the City's COVID-19 zone finder to find out which zone a business is located in.

If the business is within a defined COVID-19 zone, you can report it here.

If the business is not in a currently designated COVID-19 zone, visit the Business Reopening Complaint page instead.

If the restaurant or bar is not in a currently designated COVID-19 zone, visit the Restaurant or Bar Reopening Complaint page instead.

An exact address and business name are required to file a complaint. If you would like to report more than one business, you must file a complaint for each business/location.

Essential businesses and business activities that are open may remain open, but they must follow health and safety rules.

Essential businesses include:

  • Banks and related financial institutions
  • Bike repair shops
  • Child care centers
  • Dentists
  • Grocery and food production
  • Healthcare providers
  • Laundromats
  • Media
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes
  • Pharmacies
  • Shipping
  • Taxis and car services
  • Utilities
  • Warehousing

Get information and guidance on essential services under the State Executive Order.