Driven by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in New York City, COVID-19 cases are rising locally.
As of December 8, vaccinations are available to all populations aged 5 years and older and booster shots are strongly recommended for all fully vaccinated adults. Learn where you can receive a vaccine.
In-home vaccinations are now available in NYC. You can select any of the three vaccines at no cost and with no questions about immigration status. To request your in-home vaccination, go to: http://nyc.gov/homevaccine or call 877-VAX-4NYC.
Find a free NYC Health + Hospitals testing site near you. The NYC COVID-19 Test Finder lists additional testing locations. Governor Hochul, the Mayor’s office, and President Biden have all recently announced efforts to expand testing availability.
A new mask mandate is in effect wherein all indoor public spaces that don’t require vaccination proof are now under a mask requirement. This rule will be in effect until at least January 15th, 2022.
New Yorkers are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for indoor dining, indoor fitness, indoor entertainment, and certain meeting spaces. Acceptable proofs of vaccination include:
In December 2021, the KeytoNYC vaccination requirement was expanded as follows:
Furthermore, beginning December 27, 2021, a vaccine mandate requiring all private sector employees to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is in effect. More information can be found here.
On December 27th, the CDC updated its guidance regarding isolation and quarantine time.
The Department of Small Business Services is offering Small Business Resilience Grants of $10,000, including to businesses in the arts, entertainment, and hospitality sectors.
The SoHo Broadway Initiative team is here to help guide the SoHo Broadway community through this challenging time; please contact us with any questions.