Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources Page
New York City is in Phase 4 of the coronavirus reopening, but many businesses are on temporary PAUSE or are open with limited capacity, due to high rates of infections.
New York State reopening guidelines forward.ny.gov.
New York City reopening guidance www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/article/reopening-guide.
New York City coronavirus information www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/index.page.
New York State coronavirus information coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home.
NYC Small Business Services (SBS) www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/index.page
Covid Outreach page www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page
For more information about reopening see the MHNA Reopening page.
New York State follows CDC guidelines for prioritizing vaccine distribution. All New Yorkers will be eligible to receive vaccinations by May 1, 2021.
The NYC Vaccine Finder site tells you everywhere in NYC that vaccinations are available, the type of vaccination offered, and whether the first dose is offered vaccinefinder.nyc.gov.
Check your eligibility at covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov
Javits Center often has vaccination appointments available, and offers Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. Neighborhood CVS, Walgreens, and RiteAid Pharmacies and personal physicians are also administering vaccinations. Ford Foundation offers walk-in and by-appointment vaccinations. Check details on vaccinefinder.nyc.gov.
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. Bellevue Hospital has walk-in testing, wait times vary from no wait to one hour, test results come back in 1-2 days. Testing is free.
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 it will take months to get herd immunity frin vaccinations. NYC is also a tourist destination.
- wear face coverings when in public
- maintain distance (6' between people in different households)
- keep hands clean
- stay home if sick
When community 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. New Yorkers suffering from prolonged effects of COVID can now contact AfterCare, a City program that connects “Long COVID” patients with physical health, mental health, community support, and financial support resources nychealthandhospitals.org/test-and-trace/after-care.
NYC Take Care’s AfterCare Program connects Test & Trace clients that have ongoing health and social needs to resources and referrals relating to Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome, also known as long COVID. Individuals with long COVID typically experience a range of symptoms that develop during or following a case of COVID-19 and which continue for weeks or months. To learn more about the program, visit nyc.gov/aftercare. To learn more about long COVID, see Post-Acute COVID-19 Care Syndrome: Frequently Asked Questions.
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 outdoor dining, indoor dining, 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. Please answer the phone. 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.
NY Project Hope helps New Yorkers understand their reaction and emotions during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Through an emotional support helpline, educational materials, and trusted referrals, NY Project Hope helps people manage and cope with changes brought on by COVID-19. Share this free, confidential, and anonymous resource nyprojecthope.org.
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).