Coronavirus in NYS: What You Need to Know

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Source: New York State

Last Updated August 2 - 3:29 PM

  • Governor Cuomo has partnered with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont to create a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states. 

  • Following a significant rise in COVID-19 cases among 21 to 30-year-olds, New York State has launched a new ad campaign targeted towards young people to emphasize the risk and severity of COVID-19. 

  • The State Police and State Liquor Authority are leading a task force to investigate and shut down establishments not complying with the safety standards of the state. 

  • To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below:

  • Go to forward.ny.gov to find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.

  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through August 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.

  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

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