Tracking NYC, Tri-State Area Coronavirus Cases And Cancellations

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The COVID-19 pandemic has arrived in the Tri-State Area and brought with it grave concern for healthcare in the region and draconian measures to 'flatten the curve.'

Each day, federal and state officials report more novel coronavirus infections. Concerns about the spread of the virus have lead to widespread event cancellations and postponements.

As experts warn that this is only the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, people have no way of knowing how long restrictions on large gatherings will last or when they will be able to go back to work.

Here, we will keep track of information from the city, state and federal government as well as news on events in the city that have been affected by the pandemic.

New York State remains in a state of emergency, but MTA service continues on city subways, buses and trains. Non-essential businesses in the Tri-State are have been told to close or do business remotely.

New York City health officials worry the outbreak will last in some form through September.

COVID-19 Numbers

United States of America

NY, NJ, CT, PA Region

  • States announce joint initiative to slow the spread of the coronavirus:
    • No business in any of the four states can have more than 50 percent of its workforce report to work outside their home.
    • Essential services are exempt, including pharmacies, groceries and delivery services.
    • Crowd capacity limited.
    • Restaurants and bars may only offer takeout or delivery; no dining in.
    • Casinos, gyms and movie theaters closed.

New York

New Jersey

  • 51,027 cases statewide; 1,700 deaths.
  • Gov. Murphy orders all state and county parks closed.
  • Gov. Murphy considering travel restriction for people outside New Jersey.
  • NJ Transit limiting ridership to essential personnel only.
  • Non-essential NJ businesses must close or do business remotely to stop the spread.
  • Gov. Murphy announces 90-day mortgage relief, no evictions.
  • Drive-thru testing open at Bergen County College now available.
  • Drive-thru testing open at PNC Bank Arts Center.
  • COVID-19 testing is free, regardless of insurance.
  • Schools closed.
  • All malls, indoor shopping centers and amusement parks closed.
  • Governor Phil Murphy enacts statewide curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • All public schools closed until further notice.
  • Municipal courts closed for two weeks.
  • Motor vehicle commission closed for two weeks.


  • 8,871 cases statewide; 335 deaths.
  • Stay at home order goes into effect at 8 p.m. Monday.
  • Schools closed.
  • Gatherings of more than 5 people banned.
  • Schools closed through at least March 31.


  • NYC public schools closed until at least April 20.
  • Schools have begun online learning.
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio says city schools may not be able to reopen this school year..
  • Archdiocese of New York elementary schools closed from March 16 - March 20.
  • New York Public Library are closed.


  • Four players on the Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for COVID-19, including former MVP Kevin Durant.
  • NBA, NHL has suspended regular season play until further notice.
  • NCAA cancels men's and women's winter/spring championship tournaments.
  • MLB advises players to leave spring training facilities, delays start of regular season until mid-May.
  • Yankees minor leaguer tests positive for COVID-19.
  • PGA postpones Masters tournament.


  • The 258th annual New York St. Patrick's Day parade scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, postponed.
  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Metropolitan Museam of Art, American Museum of Natural History closed until further notice.
  • TriBeCa Film Festival postponed.
  • AEG Live suspends all arena concerts until further notice.
  • Broadway performances canceled until the week of April 13.
  • Carnegie Hall canceled all performances through March 31.
  • Lincoln Center canceled all performances through March 31.
  • Live Nation postponed nationwide arena performances until further notice.
  • New York Philharmonic canceled all performances through March 31.
  • Metropolitan Opera canceled all performances through March 31.

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