NYC Distributing Face Coverings 5/2 to 5/5

Updated: May 5, 2020

NYC Distributing Face Coverings 5/2 to 5/5

The City of New York has prepared this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document for face coverings for essential retail businesses and their customers during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Reminder: NYC Health Department's Guidance on Face Coverings

  • People who do not show symptoms may still be able to spread COVID-19.

  • A face covering can help prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to other people, so you should wear one whenever you leave the home.

  • FAQ About Face Coverings

NYC COVID-19 Website Launches COVID-19 Data Page The NYC Health Department's COVID-19 website ( adds COVID-19: Data -- an interactive page which provides visitors the City's most up to date Novel Coronavirus data.

Want to become more involved?

  • Visit COVID Connect to join our list-serve and submit questions, concerns and/or requests to the Health Department's COVID-19 response team.

  • Text "COVID" ("COVIDESP" en español) to 692-692 for regular COVID-19 updates from Notify NYC.

Thank you for all the work you do in your communities and for your dedication to promoting and protecting the health of all New Yorkers. We look forward to continuing to serve New Yorkers alongside you.