Empire Fulton State Park with views of Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan

COVID Restrictions Lifted as 70% of New Yorkers Vaccinated

Most COVID-19 restrictions are lifted as 70% of New Yorkers 18+ have received the first dose of the vaccine.
Reopening New York
Industry Guidance
Archived Guidance

Archived New York Forward industry reopening guidance documents are no longer mandatory.  These documents are being made available as a public reference and resource only.

Active Guidance

These New York Forward reopening industry guidelines are still in effect.

Reopening Guide
Implementing CDC Guidance

Effective May 19, New York has adopted the CDC recommendations for fully vaccinated people, issued May 13, for most businesses and public settings.

Unvaccinated individuals continue to be responsible for wearing masks, in accordance with the new CDC guidance. Consistent with the State's implementation of the recent CDC guidance, masks are still required for unvaccinated individuals, even in settings where the New York Forward guidance has been lifted.

Implementing CDC Guidance

NY Forward Business Lookup Tool
Use the lookup tool to help determine which guidelines apply to your business.

Aid compliance with state reopening guidelines

COVID-19 Resources

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Stay up-to-date on everything related to the state's response to COVID-19, including vaccine distribution, testing and much more.