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Moving New York Forward

See below for current information

New York's Cluster Zone Strategy

As non-essential businesses reopen, New York State is following a cluster zone strategy that focuses on getting New Yorkers back to work—without triggering renewed spread of the COVID-19 virus or overwhelming local hospital systems. The strategy addresses COVID-19 cluster zones that have cropped up in various areas of New York.  

This science-based approach aims to contain these clusters and stop any further spread of the virus, with new rules and restrictions directly targeted to areas with the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases and the surrounding communities. 

The strategy identifies clusters and the areas around them and categorizes them into one or more color-coded zones with corresponding levels of restrictions and severity: Red Zones, Orange Zones, and Yellow Zones. 

To check the status of clusters in your area, visit the Governor's New York Forward site.

Essential businesses can continue operating –  visit the guidance page here

Business Guidance Lookup Tool

The NY Forward Business Guidance Lookup tool will help determine whether your business is able to operate and the public health and safety standards with which your business must comply.

COVID-19 Business Resources

Find business assistance and support, as well as additional information on funding resources and the state’s COVID-19 response.