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
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
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).Read More