Last month, with a continued low rate of COVID-19 cases, New York City took another step toward normalcy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 7, Mayor Adams ended the Key to NYC program. As a result, restaurants, indoor venues, and gyms no longer have to require proof of vaccination upon entry.
In February, Governor Hochul lifted the statewide mask mandate for most indoor public places that don’t require vaccination, and ended the statewide school mask mandate in March.
Vaccinations are available to all populations aged 5 years and older and booster shots are strongly recommended for all fully vaccinated adults. On March 29, the CDC recommended a 2nd booster for immunocompromised individuals or those aged 50 or older. 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.
On January 30th, Mayor Adams announced New York City will deliver antiviral pills to treat COVID-19 for free to residents who test positive and are at high risk for serious illness.
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.
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 SoHo Broadway Initiative team is here to help guide the SoHo Broadway community through this challenging time; please contact us with any questions.