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Commissioner’s Advisory on Prevention
COVID-19, RSV and flu are spreading in NYC this winter season. We strongly recommend everyone to wear masks in all indoor public settings to reduce the spread of these viruses.
Use these important tools to fight respiratory viruses:
- Stay up-to-date on vaccinations – for COVID-19 and flu.
- Get the updated COVID-19 bivalent booster.
- Wear a high-quality mask, such as a KN95 or KF94, that covers your nose and mouth.
- Test before and after travel or gatherings, or if you were recently exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
- Stay home if sick.
- Wash your hands.
- Consider additional precautions if you are at increased risk of severe illness.
We can all work to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by staying informed and taking the necessary steps in prevention. Learn more in the pages below about what you can do for yourself, your family and your community.
- Vaccine Main Page: Find a vaccination site and learn about the vaccine’s benefits.
- Vaccine Equity: The City of New York is a signatory to a letter on worldwide COVID-19 vaccine equity.
- Latest Data: Track how COVID-19 has recently affected NYC. Data is updated daily.
- Vaccines Data: Track how the COVID-19 vaccine is being administered throughout the city.
- Variants Data: Testing and spread in NYC of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Neighborhood Data Profiles: Summaries of data by ZIP code.
- Trends and Totals Data: Data trends and cumulative data since the city’s first confirmed case.
- Data File Archive: All COVID-19 data files we posted online between March 17, 2020, and May 17, 2020, as well as more recent files on virus variants.
- About the Data: Information about data demographic groups, reporting lags and variant testing.
- Data Glossary: Defining terms used in our COVID-19 Data pages.
Testing, Prevention, When You Are Sick
- Testing: Learn when and how you can get tested.
- Express Testing: Schedule an appointment at one of the Health Department's free Express Testing sites, which can provide results of PCR tests within 24 hours.
- Prevention and Groups at Higher Risk: Follow our prevention tips and check if you are at a higher risk for illness.
- When You Are Sick: If you have COVID-19, learn about available treatments and what steps you can take to get better while keeping those around you safe.
- Pregnancy: Learn about the different risks of COVID-19 to pregnant people and available assistance.