COVID-19 RESOURCES

Up to date information on COVID-19 and resources for New Yorkers. 

NYC COVID-19 Hotline: 1-844-NYC-4NYC

New Yorkers with symptoms or questions about COVID-19 can callthis hotline to connect to a medical professional 9am-9pm.

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What is CoronaVirus?

Video From Johns Hopkins

CDC Guidelines

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

  • Maintaining good social distance (about 6 feet) is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.

  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.

  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

How easily the virus spreads

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. Information from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic suggest that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

  • Throw used tissues in the trash.

  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

RESOURCES​

Understanding the CARES Act (Phase 3 Stimulus)

Learn more about the resources and benefits within the CARES Act here.

Unemployment Insurance: 

  • UPDATE: The NYS Department of Labor (DOL) has improved its online filing system to better serve New Yorkers.

  • File a NEW claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) and/or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) here.

    • You will NOT need to first apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

      • You may now submit one application - the updated system will determine whether you are eligible for UI or PUA and will then prompt you to answer a specific set of questions accordingly

      • File a NEW claim for either UI or PUA here.

  • Those who have already filed partial claims under the old Unemployment Insurance system and were told to call the call center to finish their application should NOT call-a NYS DOL representative will call these individuals directly.

  • You may file your claim online any day of the week (Monday-Sunday) from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM.  If you must call the NYS DOL regarding your claim, call 1-888-209-8124. The NYS DOL telephone claims center is open Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 7:30PM, and Saturday-Sunday from 7:30AM to 8PM.

  • NYS Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Benefits FAQ can be found here.

  • Find guidance for self-employed individuals here.

 

Small Businesses: 

  • A Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act can be found here.

  • Information about the Payment Protection Program for borrowers can be found here.

  • To learn more about the funding programs available to small business owners, click here.

  • To learn more about the unemployment compensation provisions in the CARES Act, click here.

Economic Impact Payments:

  • Qualified individuals will automatically receive a direct deposit payment if:

    • You filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019 and received your refund through direct deposit

    • You normally receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability insurance benefits through direct deposit into a bank account or onto a pre-paid debit card

  • The IRS created two portals for individuals to enter their information to receive your full payment direct deposits of instead of waiting to receive mailed checks:

    • Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info

      • Fill out this form if you are not required to fill out taxes AND:
        ·     Receive SSI, especially those who have qualifying children under age 17
        ·     Receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability insurance benefits via paper check
        ·     Receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability insurance benefits AND have qualifying children under age 17
        ·     Began receiving Social Security or SSI benefits after January 1, 2020

    • Get My Payment:

      • Fill out this form if you are a taxpayer AND:
        ·     You typically receive your refund via paper check and want to provide your banking information for a direct deposit payment
        ·     You have moved and want to update your address 
        ·     You want to find out the status of your economic impact payments

  • The expected timeline for Economic Impact Payments, as outlined by the House Ways and Means Committee, can be found here.

  • An FAQ for the Economic Impact Payments can be found here. The IRS is regularly updating these pages with the most up-to-date information as it becomes available.

 

More Resources: 

  • For information about emergency paid sick leave in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Phase 2 Stimulus), click here.

  • To learn more about the CARES Act impact on Social Security, click here

  • New Yorkers with symptoms or questions about COVID-19 can call 1-844-NYC-4NYC to connect to a medical professional 9am-9pm. 

  • Free face coverings offered at NYC parks. Visit http://nyc.gov/facecoverings

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