Here’s what NY and NYC ‘s “Zones” mean and why they matter

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“Zones” simply meaning how the state and New York City itself classify areas where Coronavirus cases are on the steep rise. Some restaurants and businesses are flat out refusing to comply — however we’d like to remind people that the fines in themselves are enough to put some people out of business all together.

YELLOW ZONE RULES IF POSITIVITY RATE IS 2.5%

– Houses of Worship: 50% capacity
– Mass gatherings: 25 people maximum
– Businesses: Open
– Dining: Indoor/Outdoor, 4-person max per table
– Schools: Open, mandatory 20% testing

ORANGE ZONE RULES IF POSITIVITY RATE IS 3.0%

– Houses of Worship: 33% capacity, 25 people maximum
– Mass gatherings: 10 people maximum, indoor and outdoor
– Businesses: Closing high-risk non-essential businesses such as gyms and personal care
– Dining: Outdoor dining only, 4-person maximum per table
– Schools: Remote with “test out” to open

RED ZONE RULES IF POSITIVITY RATE IS 3.0%

– Houses of Worship: 25% capacity, 10 people maximum
– Mass gatherings: Prohibited
– Businesses: Essential only
– Dining: Takeout/delivery only
– Schools: Remote with “test out” to open

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