COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
-Queens residents in Groups 1A and 1B as defined by the New York State are currently eligible to receive a vaccine. This includes people 65 or older, healthcare workers, nursing home residents and staff, educators and school support staff, public facing grocery store workers, first responders, school staff, public transit and public safety employees, homeless shelter and staff and adults with certain comorbidities as defined by New York State.
–Click here or call 1-833-697-4829 to make a vaccine appointment at a New York State-run facility.
–Click here or call 1-877-829-4692 to find a New York City vaccine provider.
-There is no cost associated with receiving a vaccine, but vaccine supply is currently limited — those seeking a shot are asked to be patient as appointment slots become available.
*Only those with an appointment will receive a vaccine*
QUEENS VACCINE TOWN HALLS
-Borough President Richards continues to host an ongoing series of virtual COVID-19 Queens Vaccine Town Halls to answer questions Queens residents may have about the science, side effects and availability of the COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION
-Queens residents are urged to get tested for COVID-19 on a regular basis to help prevent the spread of the virus and quicken our borough’s ongoing recovery and rebuild.
–Click here to find a COVID-19 testing location closest to you.
–Click here for a list of COVID-19 testing sites offered by New York City Health + Hospitals. Each site features cost-free, walk-in testing for all with no appointment necessary.
-In addition to getting tested, stay vigilant and prevent new spikes by wearing a mask, socially distancing and wash your hands frequently.
COVID-19 CLUSTER ACTION INITIATIVE:
-Indoor dining in New York City has resumed at 25 percent capacity, subject to state guidance. Beginning Friday, February 26, the indoor dining capacity limit will raise to 35 percent.
-Blended learning continues for New York City elementary (K-5) and District 75 schools. Effective Thursday, February 25, middle schools have reopened for blended learning. Remote learning will continue for high school students until further notice.
–Click here to find out if you are in the Queens Precautionary COVID-19 Zone, seen below, as defined by New York State. The zone includes sections of western, southwestern and southern Queens.
Precautionary COVID-19 Zone Restrictions:
-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