COVID-19 Facts and Updates

March 5th, 2020

Restart NYC – Guidance for Phase Four

The City entered Phase Four of Restart NYC on July 20. This phase includes reopening for low-risk outdoor arts & entertainment, media production, and professional sports competitions with no fans. The date for higher education, Pre-K to grade 12 schools, low-risk indoor arts & entertainment, and malls have not yet been determined.

Below is Phase Four guidance for the following:

How You Can Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

  • Stay home if sick
    Only leave for essential medical care and testing or other essential errands.
  • Keep physical distance
    Stay at least 6 feet away from other people.
  • Keep your hands clean
    Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Wear a face covering
    You can be contagious without symptoms. Protect those around you by wearing a face covering.
  • If you get a call from “NYS Contact Tracing” (518-387-9993), PLEASE answer the phone. 

Restart NYC – Guidance for the Previous Phases 

Phase Three: Businesses that may start operations in Phase Three include personal care services such as tattoo and piercing parlors, appearance enhancement practices, massage therapy practices, spas, cosmetology salons, nail salons, tanning salons, and waxing salons.

Phase Two: Businesses that may start or expand operations included: offices, in-store retail, outdoor dining, hair salons and barbershops, real estate, commercial building management, and retail rental, repair and cleaning, vehicle sales, leases, and rentals.

Phase One: Businesses that may start to reopen or expand operations included: retail, construction, manufacturing and wholesale trade.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Links


Upper East Side Local Businesses During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Community Board 8 is trying to keep businesses and residents connected with a listing of all the open businesses in our community during the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While this is the most up to date list that we have, we encourage you to check with the businesses as things are quickly evolving.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Past Updates from CB8