For more information, please contact:

Deputy Chief of Staff
[email protected]

Gina Bittner
Special Assistant
[email protected]


-Queens residents in Groups 1A and 1B as defined by the New York State are currently eligible to receive a vaccine. This includes people 60 or older, healthcare workers, nursing home residents and staff, educators and school support staff, public facing grocery store workers, first responders, school staff, public transit and public safety employees, homeless shelter and staff and adults with certain comorbidities as defined by New York State.

Click here or call 1-833-697-4829 to make a vaccine appointment at a New York State-run facility. 

Click here or call 1-877-829-4692 to find a New York City vaccine provider. 

-There is no cost associated with receiving a vaccine, but vaccine supply is currently limited — those seeking a shot are asked to be patient as appointment slots become available.

*Only those with an appointment will receive a vaccine*


-Queens residents are urged to get tested for COVID-19 on a regular basis to help prevent the spread of the virus and quicken our borough’s ongoing recovery and rebuild. 

Click here to find a COVID-19 testing location closest to you.

Click here for a list of COVID-19 testing sites offered by New York City Health + Hospitals. Each site features cost-free, walk-in testing for all with no appointment necessary.

-In addition to getting tested, stay vigilant and prevent new spikes by wearing a mask, socially distancing and wash your hands frequently.


-Indoor dining in New York City is permitted at 35 percent capacity, subject to state guidance. Indoor dining in New York City will be permitted at 50 percent capacity beginning Friday, March 19. 

-Blended learning continues for New York City elementary schools, middle schools District 75 schools. Effective Monday, March 22, high schools will reopen for blended learning.

Click here to find out if you are in the Queens Precautionary COVID-19 Zone, seen below, as defined by New York State. The zone includes sections of western, southwestern and southern Queens. 

Precautionary COVID-19 Zone Restrictions:

-Schools: Open, with mandatory weekly testing for students and staff for in-person learning
-Businesses: No restrictions
-Restaurants: 4-person maximum per table (indoor and outdoor dining)
-Mass gatherings: 25-person maximum (indoor and outdoor)
-Houses of worship: 50 percent capacity