On Monday, March 16, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York had shot up to 464, and the state declared that all restaurants had to shut down by 8 p.m. except for takeout and delivery. Many of the city’s restaurants, bars, and cafes temporarily shut down.
- Nonessential businesses will stay closed through May 15th.
- All K-12 schools and college facilities statewide will remain closed and continue to provide distance learning, meal delivery and childcare services for the remainder of the school year.
- Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles.
- Governor Cuomo outlined a phased plan to re-open New York starting with construction and manufacturing, implemented in phases based on regional analysis and determinations.