COVID-19 CLUSTER ACTION INITIATIVE (updated 1/13/2021):
-The State of New York has announced that beginning Monday, December 14, indoor dining in New York City is prohibited until further notice. Outdoor dining and takeout service may continue.
-Following a closure of approximately two weeks, the City of New York has reopened elementary (K-5) and District 75 schools for students enrolled in blended learning. Remote learning will continue for students in grades 6-12 until further notice.
-Vaccination efforts against COVID-19 are underway. Queens residents in Groups 1A and 1B as defined by the State of New York are currently eligible to receive a vaccine. These groups include, but are not limited to: People 65 or older, healthcare workers, nursing home residents and staff, public facing grocery store workers, first responders, school staff, public transit and public safety employees, homeless shelter and staff.
–Click here to see if you are eligible for a vaccine and where to go to receive one.
–Click here to find out if you are in the Central Queens precautionary COVID-19 hotspot zone, seen below, which includes sections of western, southwestern and southern Queens.
-To stay vigilant and prevent new spikes: Wear a mask, socially distance, wash your hands and get tested.
Precautionary Zones (yellow shading):
-Schools: Open, with mandatory weekly testing for students and staff for in-person learning
-Businesses: No restrictions
-Restaurants: 4-person maximum per table (indoor and outdoor dining)
-Mass gatherings: 25-person maximum (indoor and outdoor)
-Houses of worship: 50 percent capacity
The Future of New York is Queens
Much has changed in our home borough in recent years. A new LaGuardia Airport is taking flight, with Kennedy Airport not too far behind it. The $153 million Jamaica NOW Action Plan has revitalized one of our most historic neighborhoods. The New York State Pavilion is now saved, while our Vietnam War veterans and their families now have a permanent memorial that honors their sacrifice. While our borough of 2.4 million people has emerged as one of remarkable growth and as a global destination, we remain a borough of families. The future is here and brighter than it has ever been before.