Here you will find up-to-date information on COVID-19 guidelines. If you cannot find your agency, please go here. 

NEW: Department of Citywide Administrative Services Revised Commissioner’s Directive No. 2020-1 Concerning the Safety Practices of Personnel During the COVID-19 Crisis March 7, 2022

UPDATE: Information on reopening plans for New York State and City Government Agencies

DC 37 is providing its members the following links to New York State and City agency guidelines and policies as New York City begins to reopen and its unionized workforce returns to work. 

These workplace policies were enacted and negotiated with input from your union in response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The information provided herein may be subject to change as more is science and facts are learned about the Covid-19 virus. 

DC 37 continues to provide services that protect members' jobs, benefits and livelihoods during this global health crisis. 

COVID-19 Return to Operations Guidance Document

NYPL Opening Protocols


COVID-19 Reopening Strategy


Brooklyn Community Services Employee Return to Work Safety Guidelines and Employee Code of Conduct 

Department for the Aging

Department of Education

NYC Department of Education School's Reopening Plan for 2020-21

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

DOHMN COVID-19: Phased Reopening During the COVID-19 Emergency Frequently Asked Questions

Department of Environmental Protection

DEP COVID-19: Important Health and Safety Considerations for Return to Work 


DCAS: Managing the Return to the Office in the Age of COVID-19

NYC Department of Investigation

NYC Department of Investigation’s Reconstitution Plan

NYC Department of City Planning

Phase 1 Return to Physical Offices, October 2, 2020


CUNY: Guidelines for Safe Campus Reopening (July 16, 2020)

Supplemental Guidelines for Safe Campus Reopening (July 16, 2020)

Early Learning Centers

Summer 2020 Guidance for EarlyLearning Centers, Version I (July 8, 2020)

New York State Guidelines

NY State Dept. of Health NY Forward Safety Plan

NY State Dept. of Health Interim Guidance for Higher Education During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (June 28, 2020)

JASA Master COVID‐19 Workplace Safety Plan

NY State Interim Guidance for State Agencies and Authorities During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (May 15, 2020)

NY State Guidelines for In-Person Instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools

Other Workplace Guidelines (March-June 2020)

Updated Leave Guidance Applicable to Employees During Outbreak, Effective June 3, 2020

Interim Guidance from the NY State Department of Health Requiring Face Coverings for Public and Private Employees, April 14, 2020

NY State Dept. of Labor Complaints Related to COVID-19 Regulations

Hospitals Division

Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Administration for Children's Services

Court System

Dept. of Transportation

NYC Transit Authority

Dept. of Education

Office of the Bronx District Attorney




  • Housing and Preservation Department Telecommuting Policy

New York Police Department


Dept. of Correction

Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene


Non-Profit Private Sector Locals