COVID-19 CLUSTER ACTION INITIATIVE (updated 11/18/2020 at 6:30pm):
The City of New York has announced that all city public school buildings will close as of Thursday, November 19, 2020 until further notice. Blended learning students will be switched to remote-only learning. Remote learning will continue for all other students.
The State of New York has announced an update to the series of comprehensive actions initially taken to address recent spikes in COVID-19 cases in New York City, including the closures of schools and non-essential businesses, as well as limits on religious institutions and mass gatherings, in effect for a minimum of 14 days.
The Central Queens precautionary zone has been expanded to include additional sections of western, southwestern and southern Queens.
Click here to find out if you are in one of the COVID-19 hotspot zones.
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.