Prevention Overview:


Guidance on masks:


Guidance on Cleaning a Building or Facility:



For service organizations, healthcare providers, and their employees, you can either purchase or request donated PPE here:


For frontline workers:


For small businesses: #



Myths and Facts:



Side Effects of the Vaccine:


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: or call 1-877-VAX-4-NYC (877-829-4692)

Websites Where you can get vaccination appointments:



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.



Symptoms & Treatment


Quarantine & Isolation



Contact Tracing

Overview of Contact Tracing: #



Information on Privacy Protections:


Food Aid & Mutual Aid

Sign up for Benefits:


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:


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:


Further Resources:


Emergency Food Delivery is available from the Get Food NYC Program. Learn more here:


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.


Community Fridges:

These are refrigerators on the sidewalk where anyone can take any food that they need.


Food Pantries and Food Banks

Find a map here:


Volunteer Delivery Services

List of Mutual Aid Groups by Neighborhood:



Chilis on Wheels


Bay Ridge:


Brooklyn Immigrant Community Support



South Brooklyn Mutual Aid


Bed Stuy:


Bed Stuy Strong



Bed Stuy Food Not Bombs


Golden Harvest Food Pantry

Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation


Community Solidarity



Neighbors Together


Borough Park:





South Brooklyn Mutual Aid



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


West Brooklyn Waterfront Mutual Aid




Neighbors Together


East Brooklyn Mutual Aid





Bushwick Ayuda Mutua

Clinton Hill:


Clinton Hill Fort Greene Mutual Aid

Crown Heights:


Crown Heights Mutual Aid


Cypress Hills:


East Brooklyn Mutual Aid



East New York:


East Brooklyn Mutual Aid





Equality for Flatbush

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





People In Need


Fort Greene:


Clinton Hill Fort Greene Mutual Aid


We Keep Us Safe




Gowanus Mutual Aid

Español, Arabic, Chinese, Français




North Brooklyn Mutual Aid


Brooklyn Community Kitchen

Español, Polish




People In Need



People In Need

Ocean Hill:


Neighbors Together


East Brooklyn Mutual Aid



Prospect Heights:


Red Hook:


Red Hook Relief



Red Hook Initiative

Español, Chinese


Sunset Park:


South Brooklyn Mutual Aid





North Brooklyn Mutual Aid


Brooklyn Community Kitchen

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

Information on the Eviction Moratorium, Foreclosure Moratorium, and Suspension of Tax Lien Sales:


Hardship Declaration Form for Renters:


Hardship Declaration Form for Property Owners:


The Period for applying for Rent Relief has ended.


Additional Information on Mortgage and Foreclosure relief:


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


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


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


Public Education & Youth Programs

For up-to-date information on school reopenings, remote learning, and blended learning, visit #



Information on obtaining an internet-connected device, even if you don’t have internet service: #


For updates on CUNY, visit


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:

Programs from NYC Parks (for children and adults):

Summer camp:


Immigrant Resources

The NYC government has compiled a thorough resource guide for immigrants here:




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:


Small Business

Paycheck Protection Program: Applications are no longer being accepted.



Information on additional resources is here: #




All employees in New York City are entitled to paid sick leave. To learn more, visit


Most employees in New York State are eligible for Paid Family Leave, to care for a family member. To learn more, visit


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


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: #




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


Mental Health

Support network for essential workers:


Domestic Violence Support

Information on resources for survivors of domestic violence: #



Information for people who have traveled out of the state or country: