COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

For the latest updates, text COVID to 692-692.
Para actualizaciones en español, envíe un mensaje de texto con COVIDESP al 692-692.


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Free COVID-19 Testing

NYC Health + Hospitals will offer COVID-19 testing on a walk-in basis, with a priority for those over the age of 65 with pre-existing conditions that put them at risk for serious illness.

https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/covid-19-testing-sites-for-high-risk-patients/

Free Meals

For All New Yorkers (Students, Seniors, & Adults)

Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.

  • Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    • No one will be turned away at any time
    • All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time
    • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
  • No registration or ID required

schools.nyc.gov/freemeals

The Food Education Fund  has established a website to gather all food-related information in one place, which will be continuously updated: Food Hub NYC 

For Seniors

Seniors living in Manhattan can pick up free Grab-N-Go meals at any of the locations listed here: https://www.manhattanbp.nyc.gov/senior-center-grab-and-go-meal-distribution-list-current-as-of-friday-3-20-20/

Other Food Resources

The below resource guide includes information related to food access within the community, such as meals for students and seniors during this time, delivery services for people with disabilities, and resources for immigrants.

https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/coronavirus-nyc-food-reports

Text Alerts from Notify NYC

NotifyNYC is sending regular updates on the latest developments regarding coronavirus in New York City.

How To Receive Alerts:
Text COVID to 692-692. For updates in Spanish, text COVIDESP to 692-692. You will receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments.

Para actualizaciones en español, envíe un mensaje de texto con COVIDESP al 692-692. Recibirá mensajes de texto regulares con las últimas noticias y novedades.

NYC Health + Hospitals

To contact a health care provider, dial 311, or contact NYC Health+Hospitals directly at 212-562-5555 (Bellevue) / 718-918-5700 (North Central Bronx)

To protect our patients, staff, and visitors, NYC Health + Hospitals has revised its Visitor Policy.

https://hhinternetauto.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/2020/03/coronavirus_patientPolicy.pdf

NYC Health

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has a list of resources including prevention measures, information on staying at home and monitoring your health, and for businesses and schools.

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page

Mental Health

ThriveNYC has has a list of Mental Health resources that New Yorkers can access while staying home.

1-888-NYC-Well
https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us

The New York State Mental Health Hotline can be reached at 1-844-863-9314

Domestic Violence

For anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship:

NYC Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE

NYS Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-942-6906

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

NYC Schools

The NYC Department of Education will post updates related to school closures and remote learning on their website. As of March 16, 2020, all public schools will close until April 20, 2020.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov

Learning from Home

If your child needs a device for remote learning, visit: http://schools.nyc.gov/devices

MTA Transportation

For information and updates on the MTA’s response to the COVID-19 emergency.

https://new.mta.info/precautions-against-coronavirus

IRS Information

Tax Deadline Extension Q&A

The IRS announced special Federal income tax return filing and payment relief in response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. Below are answers to frequently asked questions related to the relief provided.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/filing-and-payment-deadlines-questions-and-answers

Stimulus Payment Information

The IRS is are offering help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/e-poster_payments.pdf

Payments For Social Security and Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries with Dependents

People in this group who have qualifying children under age 17 can visit IRS.gov and use the “Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here” tool to claim the $500 payment per child.

Learn more

Unemployment

You can file for unemployment by going directly to the New York State Department of Labor website at labor.ny.gov.

Public Benefits

The Community Service Society has assembled a helpful guide on public benefits: click here.

Centers for Disease Control CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control has constantly updated information on the Coronavirus.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization has a dedicated site to updates and recommendations regarding the coronavirus.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

CDC Guidelines on facemasks:

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

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If you’re healthy


The CDC doesn’t recommend wearing a face mask if you’re well.

If you’re sick


If you have respiratory symptoms like coughing, wearing a face mask can help keep others from getting sick.

If you’re caring for someone who is sick


The CDC says using face masks is crucial for health-care workers and people who are taking care of someone who’s sick, either at a health-care facility or at home.