Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19


COVID-19 continues to pose a serious threat to our City, and we need your help reminding New Yorkers to stay vigilant about following proper precautions.

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning (UB-SA&P) collaborated on a series of infographics with strategies to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in multifamily buildings.

Follow these recommendations on ways to stay safe in your building and avoid bringing COVID-19 home.

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The infographics provide helpful tips on how to stay safe and prevent the spread in different parts of a residential building: lobby, laundry room, garden, living room, kitchen, and bathroom.

It also reminds New Yorkers of the core four actions for protecting yourself, your family and your neighbors:

  • Stay home if sick: Only leave for essential medical care (including testing) or other essential errands.
  • Keep physical distance: Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who is not a member of your household.
  • Wear a face mask or covering: You can be contagious without symptoms. Protect those around you by wearing a face mask or covering over your nose and mouth, especially when sharing indoor spaces with others.
  • Keep your hands clean: Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

Now more than ever, we need to work together to stop the spread of the COVID-19. For more information, please visit