Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources Page
New York State is under a Stay-at-Home (PAUSE) directive until June 13* for regions that are not eligible to re-open, this includes NYC.
What is "Stay-at-Home" or PAUSE?
In general, this means that people should not leave their homes except for essentials such as groceries and medicine or emergencies. When outside, cover your nose and mouth with a scarf, bandanna or mask and practice social distancing (6' between people). Businesses that do not provide essential services must close and send workers home. Businesses considered essential could include grocery stores, restaurants that do take out service, pharmacies, organizations that provide services for vulnerable populations, first responders and hardware stores. Public transportation continues to operate to get nurses, doctors, law enforcement officers, and other essential personnel where they need to go. Everyone else: Limit the use of public transportation to only when necessary.
The situation changes by the hour as new information and directives come out. As much as possible we are trying to provide links to trusted source information so that you can check the most up-to-date information. Read more about:
- Preventing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and medical information
- Directives for gatherings and facilities
- COVID Reopening guidelines for New York State (NY Forward) NYC is still in Stay-at-Home (PAUSE)
- 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
- Volunteer, jobs and donation opportunities
- Online entertainment, culture & learning
- 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
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.
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).
*NOTE: In some notices, PAUSE is extended to May 28.Read More