COVID-19: Guidance for Businesses and Schools

Indoor Dining Not Allowed

As of December 14, 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.

Remember, 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

Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụDue 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.

Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụLearn about additional requirements for all nonpublic and charter schools in NYC.

Restaurant and Gym Restrictions on Hours

Starting Friday, November 13, bars, 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

General FAQs for Employers and Employees

Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụSchools, Child Care, Camp and Higher Education

Gyms and Indoor Pools


Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụGyms 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

Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụAs of September 30, indoor pools in the city can reopen. Spa pools, saunas and steam rooms must remain closed.

Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụRestaurants and Food Services

Arts and Entertainment


Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụPersonal Care Services

Commercial Offices

Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụConstruction

Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụReal Estate and Property Management

Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụVehicle Sales/Leasing/Rentals and Operators

Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụMedia Production

Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụManufacturing and Wholesale Trade

Religious 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, December 10): A sample of how businesses can document their daily health screening assessments.

  • Cleaning and Disinfection Log Template (PDF, June 14): 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