What You Need to Know
Information regarding recent actions and regulations enacted by New York State to deal with the spread of the coronavirus from the office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo:
Now in effect, 100% of the workforce must stay home, excluding essential services.
New York on PAUSE: Policies Assure Uniform Safety for Everyone.
All non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are temporarily banned.
Department of Motor Vehicles offices are temporarily closed for in-office visits. Online transactions, including for license renewals, are still be available. License and permit expirations will be extended.
The Army Corps of Engineers will begin construction on four temporary hospital sites in New York State in an effort to address imminent capacity issues - the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and locations at SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Old Westbury and the Westchester Convention Center.
FEMA will erect four additional federal hospital facilities within the Javits Center. Each of the four federal hospitals will have 250 beds and come fully equipped and fully staffed by the federal government.
Enacting Matilda’s Law to protect New Yorkers age 70+ and those with compromised immune systems — Remain indoors; can go outside for solitary exercise; pre-screen all visitors by taking their temperature; wear a mask in the company of others; stay at least 6 feet from others; do not take public transportation unless urgent and absolutely necessary;
All barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing salons, nail salons, hair removal services and related personal care services are closed;
Casinos, gyms, theaters, retail shopping malls, amusement parks and bowling alleys are closed . Bars and restaurants are closed, but takeout can be ordered during the period of closure.
Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns. Oneida County: https://ocgov.net/health/coronavirus, 315-798-5431; Madison County:https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/2479/Coronavirus-COVID-19, Upstate University Hospital’s COVID-19 Triage Line: 315-464-3979; Lewis County: https://www.lewiscounty.org/departments/public-health/COVID-19-information, 315-376-9678; Herkimer County: https://www.herkimercounty.org/bulletin-information.php?id=225, New York State Department of Health/Coronavirus Hotline, 888-364-3065.