Public health experts agree large gatherings with people making sustained close contact are a place where the novel coronavirus can easily infect many people quickly and continue its spread. Even while New York State reopens, these basic safety measures are as important today as they were on day one when the Governor issued the New York State On Pause Executive Order:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water; use hand sanitizer if water is not available.
- Wear a face covering when you are in public and cannot stay 6 feet apart from others.
- Avoid large groups.
- Stay home if you are sick.
View the State’s Travel, Large Gatherings, and Quarantines guidelines for the most up-to-date information on current gathering limits and restrictions.