COVID-19: Guidance for Businesses and Schools

Indoor Dining Not Allowed

As of December 14, 2020, restaurants and other food service establishments in New York City are no longer allowed to open for indoor dining. They may still offer outdoor dining, pick-up and delivery.

NYC has begun its phased RESTART. Below are the most up-to-date guidance and requirements for NYC businesses that have reopened or will do so soon.

Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayRemember, even when you reopen your worksite, the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect employees is to continue allowing them to work from home as much as possible.

Recent Guidance

School and Business Restrictions

Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayDue to recent increases in COVID-19 cases in certain neighborhoods, schools and businesses in those neighborhoods must temporarily close or have limited in-person services. Areas of the city have been designated as Red, Orange or Yellow zones based on their number of cases, and each type of zone has different restrictions.

Learn more below about what these restrictions mean and whether your facility is located in a zone of concern.

  • Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayLearn about additional requirements for all nonpublic and charter schools in NYC.

    Restaurant and Gym Restrictions on Hours

    Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayBars, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers are required to be closed daily from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This restriction also applies to any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment.

    Restaurants may still provide curbside pick-up or delivery of food orders after 10 p.m., but they cannot take alcohol orders. The State Liquor Authority will issue further guidance for licensees.

    Reopening Health Guidance and Rules

    Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayGeneral FAQs for Employers and Employees

    Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm naySchools, Child Care, Camp and Higher Education

    Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayGyms and Indoor Pools


    Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayGyms can reopen once the owner has:

    • Submitted a to the NYC Health Department.
    • Submitted a to New York State.
    • Prepared a (PDF) to be kept on site.

    By completing these forms, a facility is affirming it has met COVID-19-related New York State requirements and is ready for inspection.

    Indoor fitness classes will remain closed in New York City until further notice. Health and safety remain the number one priority as the City reopens.

    Resources for Gyms

    Indoor Pools

    Indoor pools in the city can reopen. Spa pools, saunas and steam rooms must remain closed.

    Restaurants and Food Services

    Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayArts and Entertainment


    Personal Care Services

    Commercial Offices

    Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayConstruction

    Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayReal Estate and Property Management

    Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayVehicle Sales/Leasing/Rentals and Operators

    Media Production

    Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayManufacturing and Wholesale Trade

    Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayReligious and Funeral Services

    RESTART Tools for Businesses

    The following resources can help businesses meet the State's requirements to reopen.

    • COVID-19 Employer Health Screen Review Documentation Template (PDF, January 9): A sample of how businesses can document their daily health screening assessments.

    • Cleaning and Disinfection Log Template (PDF, June 14, 2020): A sample log of how businesses can show they are complying with the requirement to clean and disinfect daily.

    • : A guided tool to help businesses determine if they are eligible to reopen.

    • : Search the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of approved products for disinfection.

    Additional Resources