Resources & information for New Yorkers about the novel coronavirus


There is a constant stream of new information about how the coronavirus is impacting our lives, and it can be hard to keep up. Our goal is to provide information, helpful resources, and positive news to help New Yorkers deal during this challenging time.

important updates

Five regions — Mohawk Valley, Central New York, Southern Tier, the North Country and the Finger Lakes — have begun Phase 1 of reopening.

For all other regions, "New York on PAUSE" remains in effect until May 28th. Reopening is determined based on meeting 7 of 7 benchmarks:

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Starting May 6th, Entire MTA Will Shut Down Daily From 1 – 5 a.m.

April 30, 2020

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the closure of the subway system overnight from 1 – 5 a.m. for daily deep cleaning and a new “Essential Connector” service to continue moving the heroes on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic beginning Wednesday, May 6.  During this overnight period, the MTA will intensify disinfecting operations, cleaning its fleet of thousands of cars and buses every night, and further testing new and innovative cleaning solutions.

New Yorkers Can Now Obtain  Marriage Licenses Remotely

April 18, 2020

The Governor issued an Executive Order allowing New Yorkers to obtain a marriage license remotely and allowing clerks to perform ceremonies via video conference, a practice that is banned under current law. Many marriage bureaus have temporarily closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, preventing New Yorkers from getting a marriage license during the current health emergency; the Executive Order will temporarily suspend a provision of law that requires in-person visits. 

New Yorkers Required to Wear Masks/Face Coverings Outside

April 15, 2020

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced he will issue an Executive Order requiring all people in New York to wear a mask or a face covering when out in public and in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained, such as on public transportation. The Executive Order will go into effect on Friday, April 17th.

NYC in Need of Supplies

Governor Cuomo is asking all PPE product providers to sell to the state any products that aren't essential or currently being unused. Call or e-mail

Blood Donors Needed

If you are healthy and able, NYC is in desperate need of blood and platelet donors.

Volunteers Needed at the Isaacs Center

For those looking to volunteer on the Upper East Side, the Isaacs Center is seeking people to help distribute meals to seniors.

Find Neighbors in Need of Assistance

Neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor has introduced two new features, Help Maps and Groups, to give people a way to better support those nearby. 

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About us

This site is a collection of resources made for New Yorkers seeking information during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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