Dear AMTA-NY Members,

I am receiving updated information from our lobbyist on a daily basis regarding COVID-19, and will be uploading important documents here.  Please take a moment to read in order to wisely determine your next course of action through these uncharted waters. Please know that we are closely following recommendations from Governor Cuomo, DOH, CDC and other authorized state and federal agencies. I will continue to update this page as information becomes available.  I hope this helps act as a beneficial resource during this trying period. We are in this together.  

Wishing You Health and Wellness,

Lindsay Bodkin, LMT  

AMTA-NY Government Relations Chair


Here are the recent AMTA NY communications regarding COVID;

5/11/0201      Email- COVID Restrictions Updated

1/5/2021        Email- COVID 19 Vaccines

12/15/2020   Email- Be Informed: Massage Therapy Opens in Orange Zones

11/27/2020   Email-Medically Necessary Massage

11/11/2020    Email-MEDICALLY NECESSARY MASSAGE THERAPY – New York COVID-19 Update 



Considering the vaccine; Some things you need to Know

For those interested in being vaccinated, check your eligibility

Cluster Action Initiatives- Updated December 15, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Info

COVID-19 Health Insurance FAQ

NYSED Office of Professions COVID-19 Info

Unemployment Insurance Benefits FAQs


From Ostroff Associates~ Our Chapter Lobbyist Firm

Ostroff Associates has established two dedicated webpages that will be updated in real time with any new information from government sources relating to COVIS-19. 

Update Page:

 News Page:



NYS Summary Reopening Guidelines

NYS Detailed Reopening Guidelines

Business Affirmation Form

NYS Business Reopening Safety Plan Template


Office of Professions, NYSED

NY Office of the Professions CoVid information


Additional Online Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO) 

NYS Department of Health (DOH)

Families First Act