Last updated 08.13.2022 at 11:00 a.m.
March 31, 2022: Following the suspension of Key to NYC by Mayor Adams and the lifting of mask mandates by Governor Hochul, several cultural institutions have come together to release a sector-wide statement regarding the collective extension (in practice, though no longer mandated) of vaccination and mask policies. This statement is for the purpose of solidarity within the cultural community and to promote safe, accessible spaces and events.
People’s CDC: The People’s CDC is a coalition of public health practitioners, scientists, healthcare workers, educators, advocates and people from all walks of life working to reduce the harmful impacts of COVID-19. The People’s CDC is volunteer-run and independent of partisan political and corporate interests and includes anonymous local health department and other government employees.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- July 19, 2022: CDC recommends Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine for adults
- June 24, 2022: COVID-19 Vaccine recommendations for Children and Teens
- June 13, 2022: Updated International Travel Guidance for U.S Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, and Immigrants and Non-U.S. citizens and Non-U.S. immigrants
- March 29, 2022: CDC recommends an additional booster dose for certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least four months ago.
- February 25, 2022: Check your COVID-19 Community Level on the CDC website
- February 15, 2022: Updated list of medical conditions that put people at a higher risk of severe COVID-19
- January 9, 2022: Quarantine and Isolation guidance
- January 7, 2022: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots guidance
- January 5, 2022: CDC Expands Booster Shot Eligibility and Strengthens Recommendations for 12-17 Year Olds
- January 4, 2022: Travel Recommendations by Destination
- December 30, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Underlying Medical Conditions
- December 20, 2021: Guidance on Omicron in the United States
- August 11, 2021: Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccines while pregnant or breastfeeding
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- June 17, 2022: FDA Authorizes Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Down to 6 Months of Age
- March 29, 2022: FDA Authorizes Second Booster Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID Vaccine for Older and Immunocompromised Individuals
- January 31, 2022: FDA Fully Approves Second COVID-19 Vaccine for adults (18 and older): Moderna (now called Spikevax)
- January 7, 2022: FDA Shortens Interval for Booster Dose of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Five Months
- December 23, 2021: FDA Authorizes Additional Oral Antiviral for Treatment of COVID-19 in Certain Adults
- August 23, 2021 – FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine: Pfizer-BioNTech
- April 4, 2022: The Biden-Harris administration launches the nationwide Test to Treat initiative, which provides quick access to free treatment (including testing and prescriptions for oral antivirals) for COVID-19.
- March 30, 2022: Biden Administration Launches COVID.gov, a New One-Stop Shop Website for Vaccines, Tests, Treatments, Masks, and the Latest COVID-19 Information. Visit the covid.gov website.
- February 24, 2022: Administration Announces New Actions to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Response to and Recovery from COVID-19
- January 19, 2022: Government website launches to order free, at-home COVID-19 tests for delivery
- January 14, 2022: Health Insurance Companies Will Cover Test Kit Costs. For more information, refer to this FAQ from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
- January 5, 2022: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
- January 4, 2022: Remarks by President Biden Before Meeting on COVID-19
- June 23, 2022: New York State Department of Health Announces COVID-19 Vaccines and Guidance for Children Down to 6 Months
- March 17, 2022: The New York State Commissioner of Health ends the designation of COVID-19 as an airborne infectious disease that presents a serious risk of harm to public health under New York’s HERO Act. Private sector employers are still required to have an Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan, but are no longer currently required to implement the plan.
- December 24, 2021: New York State Department of Health Announces New Return-to-work Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Critical Workforce, Including Healthcare Workers, In Face of Covid-19 Winter Surge
- February 27, 2022: Governor Hochul Announces Plan to end State Mask Requirement in Schools Starting March 2
- February 9, 2022: Governor Hochul Announces State Mask Mandate will be lifted; Remains optional for Businesses, Local Governments, and Counties
- Masks will still be required in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Shelters, Public Transportation, and related entities
- Requirements related to masks in schools will be re-evaluated in mid-March
- Ongoing: Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating COVID-19
- January 7, 2022: Governor Hochul Announces New Guidance on COVID-19 Booster Doses
- January 7, 2022: Governor Hochul Announces Four New COVID-19 Testing Sites at MTA Subway Stations
- December 31, 2021: Governor Hochul Announces Winter Surge Plan 2.0
- March 24, 2022: Mayor Adams announces New York City-based performers and athletes can perform or play in NYC, regardless of vaccination status.
- March 4, 2022: Mayor Adams announces official suspension of Key to NYC program and the removal of indoor mask mandates in city public schools for K-12 students as of March 7, 2022
- February 27, 2022: Mayor Adams announces plan to remove the indoor mask mandate for public school children; lift Key to NYC requirements effective March 7
- February 1, 2022: Mayor Adams Announces COVID-19 Antiviral Pill Treatments Available for Free At-Home Delivery
- January 6, 2022: Mayor Adams Announces Additional Resources to Fight Omicron Surge
- December 6, 2021: Vaccine mandate for children and for private sector workers
- Ongoing: Check the Current COVID-19 Alert Level in NYC
- March 2022: Make an appointment for a free rapid-results PCR COVID-19 test at the NYC Health Department’s COVID Express sites around the city.
- Vaccination Requirement: Workplaces
- COVID-19 data updates
INDUSTRY UNION GUIDANCE
- American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA): Updated Guidance and New CDC COVID Framework (March 9, 2022)
- Actors’ Equity: COVID-19 Information for Producers
- SAG-AFTRA: COVID-19 Safety Protocols (latest update February 2022)
- Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC): COVID-19 Resources and Contracts