Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources Page
New York City reopening guidance www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/article/reopening-guide.
New York State page about reopening, covid rates and zones, vaccination program, covid restrictions and guidance, travel advisory, etc. coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home.
New York City is in Phase 4 of the coronavirus reopening, but many businesses are on temporary PAUSE due to high rates of infections.
For an overview of industries that are authorized to reopen during Phases 1-4 see the New York State page forward.ny.gov.
Small Business Services Covid Outreach page www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page
For more information about reopening see the MHNA Reopening page.
The Federal government controls the supply of the vaccine. States and local government control the distribution. There is a supply shortage at this time. New York State follows CDC guidelines for prioritizing vaccine distribution.
Check your eligibility at covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov
Learn more about vaccine distribution covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine
Distribution of vaccines is prioritized for front-line health care workers and people who work and live in senior residences. In NYC, neighborhoods that have been hit the hardest with the pandemic will also be a priority. People eligible for the vaccine also include teachers and education workers, first responders, public safety workers, public transit workers, and people 65-and-older.
Ensuring a Safe and Effective COVID-19 Vaccine forward.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-distribution.
All New Yorkers can get tested for covid-19. Sites run by New York State and NYC Health + Hospitals are free. coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you. You can also check with your doctor, pharmacies and walk-in urgent care to find out if they do testing and if there will be charges.
NYC Health + Hospitals testing sites nychealthandhospitals.org/covid-19-testing-sites
NYC Testing sites www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/get-tested/covid-19-testing.page
Prevent the spread of COVID-19
IMPORTANT: There is still no cure for COVID-19, and the distribution of vaccines will take months.
- wear face coverings when in public
- maintain distance (6' between people in different households)
- keep hands clean
- stay home if sick
The CDC advises that two masks are better than one. NYC is recommending a cloth mask worn over a disposable mask during times of high infection rates.
When rates of infection are high, limit non-essential activities, travel and indoor gatherings with people who are not in your household.
New York City's coronavirus page www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/index.page.
Post-COVID care clinics bring together multidisciplinary teams (including pulmonology, cardiology, rehabilitation, neurology and mental health) to provide a comprehensive treatment approach www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/covid/covid-19-care-clinics.pdf.
More details at the links below
- Reopening guidelines for New York State (NY Forward) NYC is still in Stay-at-Home (PAUSE) for industries that have not reopened.
- Preventing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and medical information
- Test, trace & take care (COVID-19 testing)
- Neighborhood houses of worship, museums, educational and cultural institutions
- Neighborhood restaurants, food & spirits that are open for delivery & pickup
- Neighborhood retail, health care (including pets) & services that are open
- Neighborhood businesses that are closed until further notice
- Directives for gatherings and facilities
- Transportation and travel
- Legislation and executive orders
- Assistance (and jobs) for individuals, homeowners, artists, workers, the unemployed (and pets)
- Food assistance resources
- Medical resources and calls for medical professionals and volunteers
- Small business and nonprofits assistance and resources
- Schools and children
- Government offices and resource lists
- How you can help - volunteer, suppliers, jobs and donation opportunities
- Online entertainment, culture & learning
- COVID-19 scams and public service announcements
NYC Test and Trace Corps: NYC Health + Hospitals operates the NYC Test and Trace Corps. If you test positive for COVID-19, you will receive a call from the Test and Trace Corps. These calls will either appear on caller ID as “Test and Trace”, or a 212 number. Contact tracers will never ask for your Social Security number, your immigration status, any private financial information, or a credit card number. You can request assistance with quarantining, food aid, etc.
Mental health resources: NYC Well, a confidential 24/7 helpline, staffed by trained counselors. They can provide brief counseling and referrals to care in over 200 languages. Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), text "WELL" to 65173, chat at NYC.gov/nycwell. The state's hotline is 844-863-9314 to get free emotional support, consultations and referrals to a provider. New Yorkers can access additional mental health resources at headspace.com/ny. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255.
Domestic violence resources: All domestic violence shelters are operating and hotlines are available 24/7. National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-7233 (TTY: 1-800-799-7233), log onto thehotline.org, or text LOVEIS to 22522, Safe Horizon call 1-800-621-HOPE or visit Safehorizon.org/SafeChat to speak with an advocate. The state hotline is 800-942-6906.
Pet hotline: Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) is a member of the City's Animal Planning Task Force, which is now providing a COVID-19 Pet Hotline and supportive services for NYC residents with pets. If you have a COVID-19 pet-related issue call the hotline at 877-204-8821 (8am to 8pm daily).