Town of New Castle COVID-19 Re-Opening Guidelines Updated

Town of New Castle  COVID-19 Re-Opening Guidelines Updated


Executive Order 202.97 was released on March 17, 2021. It includes some important updates concerning capacity limitations summarized below:
  • Indoor dining in areas outside of New York City can operate at 75% of maximum capacity, effective March 19, 2021, provided that Department of Health guidance and any other applicable State-issued guidance is strictly adhered to.
  • In New York, pharmacies shall prioritize the following groups for vaccination: (1) individuals age 60 and older; and (2) individuals who are P-12 school (public or non-public) teachers, substitute teachers, or student teachers. Effective March 17, 2021 all providers other than pharmacies are permitted to vaccinate any eligible individual.
In addition, please be aware that the following guidance documents have been recently updated:
  • Malls, updated March 15, 2021, click here
  • Office-Based Work, updated March 12, 2021 - click here
  • Real Estate Services, updated March 12, 2021 - click here
  • Commercial Building Management, updated March 12, 2021- click here
  • Indoor and Outdoor Food Services, February 24, 2021 - click here 
  • Movie Theaters, updated February 23, 2021 -click here
  • Sports and Recreation, updated on February 23, 2021- click here
  • Religious and Funeral Services, updated February 2, 2021- click  here

A message about Re-opening from NYS Empire State Development (ESD)

As we continue to safely reopen our economy, we are writing to let you know about additional resources New York State is providing to facilitate the reopening of venues and businesses in line with State guidance requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccine or negative test ​result.

In the coming days, New York State will be launching Excelsior Pass, a tool that allows New Yorkers and visitors to securely present proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results. This unique app provides venues and patrons with a secure method to easily present, scan and confirm test and vaccine information to ensure convenient event flow-through. We’ll let you know as soon as the Excelsior Pass app is available for download.

Additionally, to make COVID-19 diagnostic testing even more available for New Yorkers, the State recently launched the New York Forward Rapid Test Program. This is a unique public-private partnership to make low-cost rapid testing available to the public to support enhanced economic activity, including weddings, catered events and arts and entertainment venues. Visit NY.gov/RapidTestProgram to learn more about this initiative.

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is a hub for information about the new NY Forward Rapid Test Program centers – as well as the entire NYS testing network. Visit DOH to find testing sites near you – new locations are being continuously added ​statewide. 

Learn more here.


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