See below for information supplied by NYC Health (DOHMH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) regarding the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected in thousands of people worldwide, primarily in China. The infection, called COVID-19, can be spread from person to person. A “novel coronavirus” is a strain that has not been previously found in humans.
One person has been diagnosed with this novel coronavirus in New York City (see up-to-date case count). The risk to New Yorkers of contracting this novel coronavirus is still low. Currently, we have not detected community transmission of COVID-19 in New York City. Community transmission means the disease is spreading and the source of the infection is unknown.
NYCEM continues to coordinate with DOHMH and our other agency partners in COVID-19 preparedness and planning efforts. NYCEM will be hosting a number of Interagency Critical Action Planning Task Forces which will include, among other areas, a focus on Private Sector engagement.
Overview: Situational Overview
- NYCEM Operations Center Activation Level – IV- Steady State
- NYCEM Planning and Coordination Cell – Activated
- School Closures- Not applicable at this time