Highly contagious infectious diseases like COVID-19 have the potential to re-emerge and produce second and possibly even third waves of disease. New York may have to re-enter phases already passed if infection rates increase again in order to reduce the spread of the virus in the population.
This series of House of Worship Reopening Requirements and Guidelines was created to guide congregation leaders through the New York State Governor’s Executive Orders, including practical tips and resource links to help comply with the requirements during each unique phase.
The Mandatory sections include all New York State required steps for houses of worship to complete during each phase. NYDIS' Recommended sections offer practical steps and resource links to support compliance with the mandatory Executive Orders.