Covid-19 remains a reality for us. Stay up to date with the help of the info below.
• Mask-wearing is no longer mandated in New York City, though wearing a mask on the subway, bus and trains remains strongly recommended. Similarly, proof of vaccination is no longer required anywhere in the city.
• You still must wear a mask if visiting a doctor, dentist, hospital or any health care facility in New York.
• NYC Department of Health recommends similar masking in indoor spaces and crowded outdoor settings to slow the spread of Covid-19 (as well as other airborne illnesses), but this is not required.
• Individual businesses (such as shops and theaters) may continue to require masks and proof of vaccination at their own discretion—they have the right to ask you to leave if you refuse to comply.
• People who test positive for Covid-19 are advised to isolate at their homes or accommodation for at least 5 days and wear a mask in public spaces for at least 10 days after their symptoms began.
Vaccinations are available and recommended for all age groups, including—as of June 22, 2022—children between 6 months and 5 years old; see for more details and below for where to get vaccines in the City. Boosters, including the , are encouraged for all who are eligible (see more below). Note that in September 2022, City Hall lifted the vaccine mandate for all private employers in New York City—a policy that had gone into effect in December of the previous year—and left the policy to the discretion of the employers.
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control recommend that everyone 5 and older get a booster shot five months after receiving a two-course dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and two months after receiving a single dose of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine. A second booster is also recommended for adults 50 and over; it should be at least four months after the first booster and should be an mRNA (Moderna or Pfizer) vaccine. For more information, visit .
As mentioned above, mask wearing is recommended in indoor spaces and on public transit, though the mandates for each have been lifted. Businesses may still choose to implement the mandate, and the mask requirement remains in effect for health-care facilities.
Broadway shows are back in full. To help consumers, the Broadway League publishes updated online of all the shows playing on Broadway. This resource also provides access to each Broadway show’s website for more information. All listings include the most current information on performance times and reflect any last-minute cancellations.
Broadway theaters in New York City have stopped checking vaccinations for audience members as well as for performers, backstage crew and staff. Masks are also optional—though still encouraged—for audiences inside theaters. For more information, visit .
Covid-19 vaccines are available in NYC to all US residents who are 6 months and older (boosters are available and recommended), including domestic visitors to the five boroughs. There are many ways to get vaccinated:
New York City offers this comprehensive
You may call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to schedule an appointment and for more information.
See other appointments nationwide with the CDC’s
Covid-19 testing is widely available throughout New York City. A number of resources can assist in scheduling PCR or rapid-antigen tests: