COVID RESOURCES

 

Prevention

Prevention Overview:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

 

Guidance on masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.html

 

Guidance on Cleaning a Building or Facility: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html

 

PPE:

For service organizations, healthcare providers, and their employees, you can either purchase or request donated PPE here: https://getusppe.org/request/

 

For frontline workers: https://www.nycppe.org/

 

For small businesses: https://www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/article/free-face-coverings

 

Vaccination

Myths and Facts: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html

 

Eligibility: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility.page

 

Side Effects of the Vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html

 

The city is rolling out a program to provide vaccinations to homebound seniors with a mobile vaccination unit. The program is being rolled out neighborhood-by-neighborhood. To get on the list for when it comes to your neighborhood, fill out the form here: https://forms.cityofnewyork.us/f/homebound?fbclid=IwAR1MzSEPlOn5ksDJDcLNPZHM0ed7yZ4oHw2dKit5W5fmY2HM2r5C5dTqgtI or call 1-877-VAX-4-NYC (877-829-4692)

Websites Where you can get vaccination appointments:

 

Testing

COVID Tests are FREE from city- and state-run facilities. If you have health insurance, COVID tests are free at privately run facilities as well. If you do not have insurance, call before you go to a private facility to confirm whether the test will be free.

 

Find a test location here: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you

 

Symptoms & Treatment

 

Quarantine & Isolation

 

Contact Tracing

 

Food Aid & Mutual Aid

Sign up for Benefits:

 

How to apply to obtain food aid from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/snap-benefits-food-program.page

 

For families with public school students:

 

NYC Public Schools are giving out meals on weekdays, including Halal and Kosher meals at some locations, and vegetarian meals at all locations. No identification or registration is necessary. Learn more here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/community-meals

 

For low income families with public school students, there is P-EBT, a program that provides a monthly benefit of $420 per child. Learn more here: https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/Frequently-Asked-Questions-Pandemic-EBT.asp

 

Further Resources:

 

Emergency Food Delivery is available from the Get Food NYC Program. Learn more here: https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-03304

 

GetFoodNYC Grab N Go Meals are available at a wide variety of locations. See a map of locations and hours below. Please note that this map also includes grocery stores and greenmarkets where you cannot get free food.

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=d781ef8a46cf417dbbfaf28f3b902ac4

 

Community Fridges:

These are refrigerators on the sidewalk where anyone can take any food that they need. Find a map here:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=14NZxVR2sk5Y14eTYRXqUNvk4xAW_yZV8&ll=40.682704199362966%2C-73.89374738017953&z=12

 

Food Pantries and Food Banks

Find a map here: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/get-help/

 

Volunteer Delivery Services

https://invisiblehandsdeliver.org/

https://coronacourier.nyc/#/

List of Mutual Aid Groups by Neighborhood:

Citywide:

 

Chilis on Wheels

http://www.chilisonwheels.org/pandemicrelief/

Vegan

Bay Ridge:

 

Brooklyn Immigrant Community Support

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BKImmigrantCommunitySupport/

Español

 

South Brooklyn Mutual Aid

https://southbkmutualaid.com/

Español
 

Bed Stuy:

 

Bed Stuy Strong

https://bedstuystrong.com/

 

Bed Stuy Food Not Bombs

https://www.bedstuyfnb.org/

 

Golden Harvest Food Pantry

Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation

https://www.facebook.com/NEBHDCoBedStuyFood

 

Community Solidarity

https://communitysolidarity.org/

Vegetarian

 

Neighbors Together

https://neighborstogether.org/

 

Borough Park:

 

Masbia

https://www.masbia.org/pantry

Kosher

South Brooklyn Mutual Aid

https://southbkmutualaid.com/

Español

 

Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Columbia Waterfront:

 

West Brooklyn Waterfront Mutual Aid

https://www.wbwmutualaid.org/

 

Brownsville:

 

Neighbors Together

https://neighborstogether.org/

 

East Brooklyn Mutual Aid

https://oceanhillbrownsvillemutualaid.squarespace.com/

Español

 

Bushwick:

 

Bushwick Ayuda Mutua

https://bushwickayudamutua.com/

Clinton Hill:

 

Clinton Hill Fort Greene Mutual Aid

https://sites.google.com/view/chfgma-org/home?authuser=0

Crown Heights:

 

Crown Heights Mutual Aid

https://crownheightsmutualaid.com/

 

Cypress Hills:

 

East Brooklyn Mutual Aid

https://oceanhillbrownsvillemutualaid.squarespace.com/

Español

 

East New York:

 

East Brooklyn Mutual Aid

https://oceanhillbrownsvillemutualaid.squarespace.com/

Español

 

Flatbush:

 

Equality for Flatbush

http://www.equalityforflatbush.org/brooklyn-shows-love-mutual-aid-project/

Español, Bangla, Kréyol, Chinese, Arabic, Georgian, Russian, Français

 

Masbia

https://www.masbia.org/pantry

Kosher

People In Need

https://www.peopleinneednyc.org/services/food-pantry

 

Fort Greene:

 

Clinton Hill Fort Greene Mutual Aid

https://sites.google.com/view/chfgma-org/home?authuser=0

 

We Keep Us Safe

http://www.jackny.org/jack-mutual-aid.html

Gowanus:

 

Gowanus Mutual Aid

https://www.gowanusmutualaid.org/

Español, Arabic, Chinese, Français

 

Greenpoint:

 

North Brooklyn Mutual Aid

https://northbrooklynmutualaid.org/

 

Brooklyn Community Kitchen

https://brooklyncommunitykitchen.org/

Español, Polish

 

Kensington:

 

People In Need

https://www.peopleinneednyc.org/services/food-pantry

Midwood:

 

People In Need

https://www.peopleinneednyc.org/services/food-pantry

Ocean Hill:

 

Neighbors Together

https://neighborstogether.org/

 

East Brooklyn Mutual Aid

https://oceanhillbrownsvillemutualaid.squarespace.com/

Español

 

Prospect Heights:

 

Greater Prospect Heights Mutual Aid

https://www.gphmutualaid.com/

 

Red Hook:

 

Red Hook Relief

http://redhookrelief.org/

 

Red Hook Initiative

https://rhicenter.org/red-hook-farms/produce-distribution/fresh-food-box/

Español, Chinese

 

Sunset Park:

 

South Brooklyn Mutual Aid

https://southbkmutualaid.com/

Español

 

Williamsburg:

 

North Brooklyn Mutual Aid

https://northbrooklynmutualaid.org/

 

Brooklyn Community Kitchen

https://brooklyncommunitykitchen.org/

Español, Polish

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Eviction Moratorium & Rent Relief

RENT RELIEF APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!!! Both tenants AND landlords can apply. To find out what information you need, and how to apply, visit https://otda.ny.gov/programs/Emergency-Rental-Assistance/

Information on the Eviction Moratorium, Foreclosure Moratorium, and Suspension of Tax Lien Sales: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-covid-19-emergency-eviction-and-foreclosure-prevention-act-2020

 

Hardship Declaration Form for Renters: https://www.nycourts.gov/Courts/nyc/SSI/images/corona/HardshipDeclaration.pdf

 

Hardship Declaration Form for Property Owners: https://www.nycourts.gov/whatsnew/pdf/Foreclosure-Notice.pdf

 

Information on how COVID-19 is affecting Housing Court proceedings: http://housingcourtanswers.org/answers/housing-court-suspended/

Housing Court Legal Assistance:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/legal-services-for-tenants.page

https://www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/housing/legalassistance.shtml

 

The Period for applying for Rent Relief has ended.

 

Additional Information on Mortgage and Foreclosure relief: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumers/coronavirus/mortgage

 

Health Insurance

No- and low-cost insurance is available to all eligible New Yorkers, even noncitizens, through many different programs. One of these programs is New York State of Health (the Affordable Care Act), for which the deadline to apply has been extended to March 31st. To find out what you are eligible for, check these two links:

 

For NY State of Health, Medicaid, Medicaid for Pregnant Women, Child Health Plus, the Essential Plan, or the Qualified Health Plan, visit https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/

 

To determine your eligibility for the Medicaid Excess Income Program (for people who make too much to qualify for Medicaid) or any of 30 additional programs, visit https://access.nyc.gov/programs/health-insurance-assistance/

 

NYC Care: NYC Care is low- or no-cost health insurance that can only be used at healthcare facilities managed by NYC Health & Hospitals. To learn more, visit https://www.nyccare.nyc/enroll/

 

Public Education & Youth Programs

For up-to-date information on school reopenings, remote learning, and blended learning, visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/coronavirus-update

 

Information about COVID Testing in Public Schools: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/covid-19-testing

 

Information on obtaining an internet-connected device, even if you don’t have internet service: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/district-school-reopening-plan-submission-to-nysed/technology-and-connectivity

Information on child care for students in remote or blended learning: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges

 

For updates on CUNY, visit https://www.cuny.edu/coronavirus/

 

Activities and programs for children and young adults:

Enroll your children in Summer Rising, the free program provided by the NYC Department of Education for children K-12. More information here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/summer

https://growingupnyc.cityofnewyork.us/programs/compass/

Programs from NYC Parks (for children and adults):

https://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers

https://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/shape-up-nyc

https://www.nycgovparks.org/highlights/parks-at-home


Summer camp: https://freshair.org/sign-up-for-camp/

 

Immigrant Resources

 

Transit

The subway system is now open 24 hours per day.

 

If you are an essential worker who would prefer to commute by bicycle, you can obtain a free bicycle through this program: https://www.transalt.org/bikematch

 

Small Business

Paycheck Protection Program: Applications are no longer being accepted.

 

Find information on additional loans and assistance programs here: https://esd.ny.gov/covid-19-loans-and-assistance-small-businesses

 

Information on additional resources is here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-tips-faqs.page

 

Information on new safety rules is here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-businesses-and-facilities.page

 

Workers

All employees in New York City are entitled to paid sick leave. To learn more, visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/about/Paid-Safe-Sick-Leave-Notice-of-Employee-Rights.page

 

Most employees in New York State are eligible for Paid Family Leave, to care for a family member. To learn more, visit https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/

 

In addition, many employers are required to provide additional paid leave for employees who have COVID, or need to quarantine or isolate. To determine if your employer is required to provide paid COVID leave, and how many days, visit https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/COVID19

 

If you think your employer is not following the laws regarding COVID safety or payment, file a complaint with the NYS Department of Labor here: https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/coronavirus-complaints.shtm

 

Unemployment

Overview of extended unemployment benefits: https://dol.ny.gov/benefit-extension-information-0

 

Remember, in order to receive unemployment benefits, you must certify every week.

 

Mental Health

Support network for essential workers: https://nyccovidcare.org/

 

Domestic Violence Support

Information on resources for survivors of domestic violence: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/domestic-violence-support.page

 

Travel

Information for people who have traveled out of the state or country: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory